CAF Venturesome


Expert insight into social investment and social impact by the CAF Venturesome team.


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.

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  • 23 February 2018

    We are launching SE-Assist Greater Brighton

    We are very excited to announce that the Social Enterprise Assist Fund (SE-Assist), our social investment programme for social enterprises and charities in Greater Brighton will open on March 8th for a round of applications.
  • 05 February 2018

    Venturesome's social investment predictions for 2018

    A month later, Amir decides to share his predictions for 2018.
  • 05 January 2018

    Blockchain - a threat to existing philanthropy?

    Blockchain as term has entered mainstream conversation but often with little knowledge of its application and implications.
  • 18 December 2017

    Our 2017 Christmas round-up

    2017 has been quite a year. Here at CAF Venturesome we’ve been lucky enough to support another 30 amazing charities and social enterprises, providing them with much needed affordable, repayable finance to help them make a bigger impact.
  • 01 December 2017

    Lessons from #givingtuesday

    The Venturesome team decided to join the CAF powered campaign and spend the day with some of our brilliant investees. Here is what we did and our highlights.


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