Charities and social enterprises


How we're helping charities and social enterprises around the UK to realise their ambitions and make a bigger impact.

Supporting charities and social enterprises

Take a look at how we're helping charities and social enterprises realise their ambitions and make a bigger impact. 


We've helped charities fund projects including building developments, community hubs, and social housing. Take a look at more of the projects we've supported.

Harvey's Foundry

Harvey's Foundry Trust: former foundry drives local regeneration

  • Harvey's Foundry Trust
  • £540,000 loan

A heritage project is transforming a once declining town into a thriving enterprise hub.

Read Harvey's Foundry's story


Stockwood Community Benefit Society: a community, a farm and a bank

  • Stockwood Community Benefit Society
  • £1.8 million loan

A community-owned farm and business park are inspiring local people to produce and buy food sustainably.

Read Stockwood Community Benefit Society's story


Funding from CAF Venturesome has helped hundreds of social enterprises grow and increase their impact. Read more of our social investment stories.

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

hubbub case study


  • 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


More than 4500 charities are using our donation platform to raise funds online to support vital work. Read more of their inspiring stories.


BuildAid: building a brighter future for vulnerable children

  • BuildAid

Launching a telefundraising campaign with CAF Donate, BuildAid has been able to raise nearly £23,000 to fund their latest construction project – the Trinity Angels Orphanage in the Philippines.

Read about BuildAid's campaign

Who Cares? Scotland receiving their award at The Charity Awards sponsored by CAF

Who Cares? Scotland: giving a voice to those in care

  • Who Cares? Scotland

Award winners, Who Cares? Scotland continues their transformative advocacy work for people in care, with the help of our donations platform, CAF Donate.

Read about Who Cares? Scotland's story


Our charity advisory team work with charities of all shapes and sizes on strategic planning, income diversification and board development. With the aim of improving the organisation's resilience.

Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Lawrence Weston Community Farm: planting seeds to grow a community

  • Lawrence Weston Community Farm

How we helped Lawrence Weston Community Farm in Bristol to develop their corporate donor strategy.

Watch the story to find out more

Unseen case study

Unseen: developing a corporate support strategy

  • Unseen

Read about our work with Unseen, a charity that tackles modern slavery, on developing a strategy to help them attract corporate support.

Read about the work we did with Unseen

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