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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.

  • 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.
  • 22 November 2018 

    Introducing our Impact Report 2018

    As one of the first social investment funds, established in 2002, we are extremely proud of what we and our investees have achieved since then. 

    We are now delighted to be able to introduce our Impact Report 2018.
  • 13 November 2018 

    Small is beautiful and other takeaways from the Locality convention '18

    The 2018 Locality convention was full of inspiring leaders and activists, truly transformative stories and humbling experience sharing.   Our Investment Manager, Anne-Helene shares her takeaways.
  • 5 November 2018 

    Welcome to our newest Investment Executive

    Alex McAleavy has recently joined us as an Investment Executive, managing a portfolio of social investments across all funds, with responsibilities ranging from assessing investment applications to monitoring existing investee performances. We find out what inspires him.


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.