Building capacity of high impact social organisations 

AAC

Alternatives Activity Centre

  • Training Centre
  • £75,000 unsecured loan and £25,000 grant

Read AAC's story to see blended finance helped fund a skills training centre for young people transitioning from Children’s to Adult services.

Read Alternatives Activity Centre's story
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K10 Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeship Training Agency
  • £200,000 unsecured loan

Read this award-winning social enterprise's story to see how an unsecured loan helped grow its sustainability and creditworthiness.

Read K10 Apprenticeship's story
Local Food Links

Local Food Links

  • Children and Young People
  • £425,000 (three unsecured loans)

Local Food Links used social investment to expand their kitchens and now produce 3,700 school meals daily across Dorset, using local produce and employing people in the community.

Find out more about Local Food Links

Old Spike case study

From homelessness to happiness

  • Prisoners Abroad | Old Spike Roastery | Change Please

How one man's life was transformed by three organisations that CAF Venturesome has supported.

Read Tom's Story

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Hubbub

  • Environment
  • £152,000 part loan/part standby facility

Investing in social media campaigns to create a vlog which has inspired over 15 million people to think differently about how they treat the environment.

Read how Hubbub are making people take notice

Inner City Music

Restoring a historic music venue

  • Inner City Music
  • £300,000 unsecured loans and standby facility

How social investment helped Inner City Music restore its iconic building to improve engagement with music and cultural heritage, in particular that of Manchester’s migrant communities.

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Helping young people lead healthier lives

  • Young People Matter
  • £60,000 unsecured loan for working capital

CAF Venturesome helped YPM with an usecured loan to provide an additional afterschool club in early 2020.

Read on to find out more

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Bringing solar energy to the community

  • Energise Barnsley
  • £150,000

How social investment increased Energise Barnsley’s capacity to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions for vulnerable households.

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HISBE Food

HISBE: Making sustainable food accessible to all

How sustainable social enterprise HISBE Food opened its first and second stores with social investment from CAF Venturesome.

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PEAS

Access to quality secondary education

  • Promoting Equality in African Schools
  • £240,000 part loan/part standby facility

Social investment to enable PEAS to expand its schools netwrok in Sub-Saharan Africa to cater for 25,000 children by 2019.

Read the story of PEAS

Funding affordable homes

RUSS

The Rural Urban Synthesis Society

In 2016 CAF Venturesome provided RUSS with a £100,000 unsecured loan, from the Community Land Trust Fund II, to meet the costs associated with getting to planning stage for the construction of 36 affordable homes in South London.

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CORNWALL ST TEATH

Cornwall St Teath CLT

  • Loan
  • £374,000

Developing affordable homes, to buy or rent, to meet the needs of local communities across Cornwall.

Meet Cornwall CLT

Supporting social enterprises

ELITE CASE STUDY

Elite Paper Solutions

  • Wales
  • £30,000 interest free unsecured loan

Social investment providing jobs for the long-term unemployed

Read how Elite have created 34 permanent jobs

EMPOWER CASE STUDY

Empower - Be the Change

  • Wales
  • £30,000 interest free unsecured loan

Training in social skills builds confidence and leads to employment

Read more about Empower - Be the Change

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