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CAF Venturesome

OUR CASE STORIES

Take a look at how we've supported hundreds of social enterprises and charities across the UK and overseas.

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Building capacity of high impact social organisations 

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

Tapestry Care UK

Tapestry Care UK

  • Tapestry Care UK
  • £50,000 unsecured loan

We have enabled Tapestry to invest in new technologies and form partnerships with other organisations to develop and implement innovative solutions for supporting vulnerable adults at home and in community day centres.

Read more about their story

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

hubbub case study

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

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

Chelmund's Fish & Chips

Chelmund's Fish & Chips

  • Community
  • £60,000 (part loan/part standby facility)

Working capital to open Britain's first community chippy and put the heart into a new village hub.

Read more about Chelmund's

Vennture case study

Vennture

  • Communities
  • £50,000 standby facility

How social investment bridged the gap until a local authority grant was paid, meaning that a community charity in Hereford could deliver contracts and make growth plans.

Read how social impact is reaping awards
The reader organisation

Bringing people together and bringing books to life

  • The Reader Organisation

CAF Venturesome provided The Reader Organisation with a £100,000 unsecured loan to enable them to expand their management and delivery team to develop their capacity and operate at a larger scale.

Read on to find out how we helped

Funding affordable homes

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Totnes Community Development Society

  • Community
  • £70,000

Building 55 affordable homes on the former site of a Dairy Crest factory in the parish of Totnes, Devon

Find out more about TCDS

We supported Cornwall St Teath CLT with funding to develop new low cost homes in Cornwall.

Cornwall St Teath CLT

  • Community
  • £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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