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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.

  • 26 November 2019 

    To be or not to be a registered charity

    On our travels over autumn, CAF Venturesome attended a debate exploring the pros and cons attached to the traditional charity model. We then came back and pondered our own experiences.

  • 21 November 2019 

    Welcome to our Investment Manager - Hadley Diest

    Hadley has recently joined the CAF Venturesome team to manage a portfolio of social investments in our Development Fund, leading on social investment for international development.

  • 11 October 2019 

    Case study: Ubuntu Pathways

    An unsecured loan of £400,000 from CAF Venturesome is helping to fund the construction of a state-of the-art primary school for children living in townships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

  • 24 September 2019 

    A fresh look at our loan products

    We are looking afresh at whether our loan products are as useful as they can be - in particular how we can support social organisations for whom short-term debt may not be the best fit for their needs. 

  • 4 September 2019 

    Wow! We've been shortlisted for Social Investment Deal of the Year

    We are very excited that we have been shortlisted for the UK Social Enterprise Awards, Social Investment Deal of the Year for our social investment deal with Furniture Resource Centre (FRC Group).


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Meet the team behind CAF Venturesome

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