Impact focused social investment

This year we celebrate 20 years of social investment with Venturesome. Since 2002, we've made over 700 social investments totaling over £61m.

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We provide repayable finance to help social enterprises, charities and community-led housing groups make an impact.

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We’re supported by funders who want to use their charitable funds to achieve a social and financial return. We recycle their money enabling many more organisations to be supported by one pot of capital.

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We believe that partnership is the only way to work and have supported hundreds of social organisations across the UK and overseas.

How we work with: 

Charities and social enterprises

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Social investors and donors

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  • Scotland
    We've helped over 14 charities and social organisations in Scotland.
  • Northern Ireland
    We help charities and social organisations in Northern Ireland deliver impact to their communities.
  • North West
    We've supported 39 organisations in the North West. Take a look at how we supported The Reader Organisation.
  • Wales
    We've supported over 26 charities and social organisations to deliver their impact with our SE-Assist Fund. Take a look at how we helped Elite Paper Solutions and Empower- Be the Change.
  • West Midlands
    CAF Venturesome has supported over 29 social organisations and charities deliver a bigger impact with our social investment loans. 

    Read the stories of:
  • South West
    With our Development Fund and Community Land Trust Fund, we've supported over 81 social enterprises and charities based in the South West:
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  • North East
    We've supported nine charities and social enterprises in the North East.
  • Yorkshire and The Humber
    We've supported over 15 charities and social enterprises in the Yorkshire area.
  • East Midlands
    We've supported over 19 organisations in the East Midlands.
  • East of England
    We've helped over 22 organisations in the East of England.
  • London
    We've supported over 82 charities and social enterprises make a bigger impact in London. 

    Click on the organisations below to see how CAF Venturesome has helped:
  • South East
    We've helped over 71 charities and social organisations in the South East. 

    Read HISBE's story. 
  • National
    We've supported 119 social enterprises and charities working all over the UK.

What is social investment?

Social investment is the use of money to achieve a social, as well as a financial, return. By social return, we mean intentionally supporting meaningful social impact; by financial, we mean the return of most of the capital invested.

To keep up to date with our work, visit our blog.

Our international impact

As well as the UK, we have made 97 social investments to build the capacity of high-impact social organisations around the world.

Find out how Venturesome can support your international work

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Want to know more?

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Contact our expert team for an initial chat about social investment through Venturesome.

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