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.

  • 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).

  • 9 August 2019 

    Reflections on our SE-Assist Fund

    As our SE-Assist Fund is currently open in Wales until 27 August, we thought we would share the reflections and learnings from our recently published report, Supporting small social enterprises and charities.

  • 24 July 2019 

    Helping communities take on the housing crisis

    CAF Venturesome's pioneering repayable finance offer aimed at supporting community-led housing schemes is now in its tenth year. As the movement continues to grow, our CLT Fund Investment Manager, Anne-Helene Sinha, reflects on how investors can best support them with our new Community-Led Housing Fund.

  • 1 July 2019 

    Reflections on the Gathering

    Pioneers Post have published today a beautiful report on The Gathering 2019, where leading social investors met to debate challenges and collaborative solutions.  Holly Piper, Head of CAF Venturesome, was on the Steering Group for this year's Gathering.  Take a look at her reflections and highlights.


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.