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Learn about loans and borrowing for charities and social enterprises in our latest webinar.

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Join our webinar on funding growth plans

Wednesday 7th October | 2.00-3.00pm

In this challenging year we're here to support your charity or social enterprise to stabilise and grow. Has your organisation got big plans for the future? Are you thinking about buying a property or starting a new enterprise? Do you need more than just money to support your plans?

Many social organisations have borrowed money to fund growth projects. Especially as it can help to speed up plans that benefit your beneficiaries. But it’s an option that's often dismissed too soon. 

Join this webinar to understand the borrowing options and non-financial support available to social organisations.

  • Learn about the different types of repayable finance (borrowing) available
  • Hear from charities and social enterprises that have used a loan to transform their operations
  • Discover how CAF Venturesome and CAF Bank provide charities and social purpose organisations with loan finance and support to build resilience.

Ask your questions about borrowing

You’ll also have the opportunity to put your questions about borrowing to our experts. Do you have a question about managing risk? The application process? How to create a business plan for stakeholders? Whatever the question may be, we have the experience to help.

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Meet your experts

Holger Westphely

Holger is acting head of CAF Venturesome. He is an expert in social investment strategy and operations and will share his first hand experience supporting dozens of high impact investments from CAF Venturesome, one of the country’s first and most successful social investment funds.

Holger Westphely CAF Venturesome

Richard Hunt

Richard is head of customer and lending at CAF Bank. He works with both charities and Housing Associations to provide appropriate lending; helping them to make a real difference for their beneficiaries.


Kemi Folarin

Kemi is the founder of Young People Matter Charity (YPM), an award winning, diverse charity and community action group. To enable YPM to open a new after school club in early 2020, CAF Venturesome provided them with a £60,000 standby facility, to be drawn down as an unsecured loan.

Kemi will talk about how she built the business case for a loan with internal and external stakeholders. She'll also share why the charity decided to fund their project in this way and the benefits that have been realised for the children who use their services.

Kemi Folarin Young People Matter

Jonathan Bryant

Jonathan is the new Secretary / CEO of York Conservation Trust which is custodian of historic and related buildings in York. The Trust’s principle business accounts are with CAF Bank which has also provided secured lending and occasional overdraft facilities.

Jonathan will join us to outline the Trust’s business model which contrasts with much the heritage sector in which he has held senior executive, trustee and consultant roles in England and in Scotland. He will talk about the role of secured lending particularly in the Trust’s development since 1945 and in its future planning.

Jonathan Bryant

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