Since 2002, we are one of the most active providers of impact-focused social investment in the UK.

We use our experience to have a critical look at the sector. This blog features our views, opinion and news on CAF Venturesome’s activity and on the Social Investment sector as a whole. Keep up to date with us as we help charities and social enterprises thrive.

  • 26 August 2020 

    Case study: Producers Direct

    Working across CAF teams helped us shape this social investment to support farmers in East Africa.

  • 12 August 2020 

    Our first 10-year loan to Bright Futures

    How working with this impactful charitable nursery has allowed us to develop a new 10-year loan product

  • 29 June 2020 

    Case Story: Book of You

    How a CAF Venturesome investee is providing vital connections in care homes during lockdown.

  • 18 May 2020 

    Celebrating the resilience of social enterprises

    The SE-Assist Fund, managed by CAF Venturesome and funded by Legal & General has, over the last 8 years, offered 44 small social enterprises across Wales, Greater Brighton/Sussex and Croydon interest free social investment loans up to £30,000. We currently have 24 social enterprises in the portfolio and have brought a selection of them together here to share their resilience.

  • 18 May 2020 

    Our partners' views on community-led housing

    We had planned to invite a selection of our funders, partners and investees to give us their thoughts on community-led housing and our new CLH Fund at our official launch event in April.  We've now managed to bring them together in a "virtual" guest panel.  Here's what they had to say ...


Unsecured loans to help you thrive

We provide affordable financial support to charities, and social enterprise funding, when other lenders may be unable to help.

Social investment webinar

In this webinar we give you practical advice and guidance on how to utilise social investment.

Meet the team behind CAF Venturesome

An introduction to our team, who have a wealth of expertise in helping charities access social investment.