Impact focused social investment

Venturesome has been the pioneering social investment team at CAF since 2002; using philanthropic capital to make social investments, donated by private and corporate clients, and other charitable foundations.

It’s time to refresh our funds, and install new digital systems, to make sure what we offer is the best way to support social organisations and target today’s social issues as well as generating the maximum social impact for our funders. Therefore, we have taken the decision not to accept any new applications for social investment until the autumn. 

We remain committed to social investment which we know is a powerful tool to help social organisations to sustain and grow their social impact.

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What is happening to the Social Business Impact Programme? 

The Social Business Impact Programme was a pilot programme focused on London businesses led by women from minority-ethnic backgrounds. It remains our aim that by working with more philanthropic investors who embrace equity, we will be able to roll out the Social Business Impact Programme across the UK to enable a more diverse range of social businesses to grow and accelerate their social and environmental impact. We continue to fundraise for this. If you are interested in supporting this programme, please contact your Private or Corporate client manager. 

Our organisation currently has a loan from Venturesome. What does this mean for us? 

There will be no changes for the charities and social organisations with current loans who will continue to be supported by our team of Investment Managers. We are just not taking on any new applications for the time being. 

I have money invested with Venturesome, what will happen to it? 

Your philanthropic capital that is committed in our 110 social investments will continue to be managed and flow back into your portfolio as borrowers repay their facilities. In the interim, we will be able to manage any available capital in the fund and we anticipate being in a position to make new investments again from the autumn. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Private or Corporate client manager or email
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