CAF Venturesome


Our latest impact report showcases the amazing work of just a handful of the social organisations we have helped since 2002.

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At CAF Venturesome our mission is to provide social enterprises and charities with the affordable, repayable finance they need to sustain and grow their impact. And, since 2002, we've being doing just that - connecting hundreds of social organisations with over 130 generous funders to make real social change happen.

We're delighted to be able to share our latest impact report with you. It provides an introduction to the world of social investment, details our commitment to delivering impact and highlights some amazing case studies from just a handful of the social organisations we work with each and every day.

I'm extremely proud of what we have achieved since we launched back in 2002 and excited when I think about the possibilities for the future. We hope you find this impact report useful, engaging and, above all, inspiring.  

If you're a social organisation looking for finance to help with cashflow or to fund your growth, or if you're a philanthropist looking to have more impact with your giving, we'd love to hear from you.

Best wishes,

Holly Piper, Head of CAF Venturesome


We've supported hundreds of social enterprises and charities across the UK and overseas.  And our team's experience, specialist expertise and collaborative approach means that many of our clients come back to us time and time again.

"CAF Venturesome is one of the few funders Hubbub could turn to for investment funding for this project.  Their team took the time to understand exactly what we were trying to acheive, they challenged assumptions and helped us refine our thinking and approach.  As a result we have a stronger concept and will work with the CAF Venturesome team to ensure we deliver wider societal impact and financial return" 

Trewin Restorick, CEO/Founder, Hubbub

CAF Venturesome is one of the most active social investors at the heart of this fast-moving sector.  We offer a range of social investment products, including unsecured loans and social impact bonds through our Development Fund. We also have a specialist Community Land Trust fund and SE-Assist, a place-based fund for start-up social enterprises.




Our latest impact report shows all the key facts for each of our funds and demonstrates, through impactful case studies, how they work in the real world.

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Our goal is to build stronger social organisations - providing affordable, repayable finance to help your organisation become more innovative and more resilient.  We have a variety of funds available and provide dedicated support for all our clients, working in partnership to achieve greater impact.

Build capacity with the Development Fund

Supporting growth or cashflow needs

Repayable finance from £25,000 to £400,000+ to help you build capacity, or to provide cash flow support.

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Build affordable homes for local communities

Building affordable homes

Loans from £20,000 to over £350,000 to help Community Land Trusts to build affordable homes for their community.

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Funding and mentoring to social enterprises

Getting social enterprises started

Interest-free loans from £10,000 to £30,000 and mentoring to early-stage social enterprises in Sussex, Croydon and Wales

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