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

SUPPORTING RESILIENCE IN THE CHARITABLE SECTOR

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.

  • 21 January 2019 

    Helping Communities Build

    Today we launch our independent review of the two Community Land Trust funds we have managed since 2008 within the CAF Venturesome team.  The report explores the increasing role of community led-housing – specifically Community Land Trusts  -  in tackling the UK’s ongoing crisis.

     
  • 12 December 2018 

    Reflecting on 2018: Our highlights

    We now have 12 people in our CAF Venturesome team, all here to support social enterprises and charities to sustain and grow their social impact.   We asked everyone this week to reflect on 2018 at CAF Venturesome and give us their highlight.

     
     
  • 10 December 2018 

    Case study: Tapestry Care UK

    In 2018 CAF Venturesome made a social investment to help Tapestry to support more vulnerable adults at home and in community day-centres. The investment has also enabled the organisation to continue to train its staff to provide empathetic, person centred service. 

  • 5 December 2018 

    Case study: Local Food Links

    We want to share with you the story of our ongoing relationship with Local Food Links; a unique organisation and a community owned social enterprise with a mission to ensure that school children have access to healthy school meals. We feel that this story is worth revisiting to illustrate how we build strong relationships with social organisations and provide them with the affordable finance they need to sustain and grow their social impact.

  • 30 November 2018 

    Out and about on Giving Tuesday

    Find out why the CAF Venturesome team were out and about in London and Essex this Giving Tuesday.

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