We know that obtaining loan finance isn't always a
straightforward process, as many commercial lenders simply don’t
have the appetite for lending to charities. As a registered charity
ourselves, we understand this and take a different view.
Whether you're looking to undertake a project, purchase or
property or expand your services, CAF Bank will work with you to
understand your organisation and tailor an affordable funding
solution that meets your needs and is appropriate for your
You can borrow any amount from £50,000 to £5 million with
repayment terms up to 25 years.
Social investment **
Our award-winning social investment arm, CAF Venturesome, offers
short-term (up to 5 years) unsecured loans to charities, social
community groups, in circumstances where most high street
Loans are available as:
- bridging loans to help manage your cash flow
- working capital
- standby money (similar to an overdraft) to help you while
waiting for fundraising or other income, such as grants
- development capital for you to invest in transition or
CAF Venturesome works with UK organisations operating for more
a year that have a clear charitable purpose and social impact.
We offer loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (or up to
£350,000 in certain circumstances) and our experienced team
will work with you to help decide the best loan
Tools and guides
We’ve put together some tools and guides to help you make the
right choice of loan for your charity.
If you have a question about your loan, or want to know what
other finance options are available, we can help.
* Loans subject to accepted
application and credit assessment.
** Denotes an unregulated product.
CAF Bank Limited (CBL) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ. Registered under number 1837656. CBL is a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).