CAF Venturesome

UNSECURED LOANS TO HELP YOU THRIVE

We provide affordable financial support to charities, and social enterprise funding, when other lenders may be unable to help.

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Local Food Links

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WHAT WE DO

At CAF Venturesome we understand the financial challenges that social organisations face - from waiting for a grant to come through, to having the money to grow.

  • We'll work closely with you to understand your charity's situation.
  • We'll look at both your financial performance and your social impact.
  • We'll work personally with you every step of the application process.
  • We'll help you to build the long-term sustainability of your organisation.

We too are a registered charity dedicated to creating social impact. The money you repay is loaned to other charities in the same situation as you.

WHO DO WE SUPPORT?

We support charities, social enterprises and community
groups which are incorporated in the UK.

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Supporting growth or cashflow needs

Repayable finance from £25,000 to £350,000 to help you build capacity, or to provide cash flow support.

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Building affordable homes

Loans from £20,000 to over £350,000 to help Community Land Trusts to build affordable homes for their community.

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Getting social enterprises started

Interest-free loans from £10,000 to £30,000 and mentoring to early-stage social enterprises in Sussex, Croydon and Wales

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Applying to CAF Venturesome is an easy, quick and painfree process

  • We'll contact you to have a chat.
  • We'll look at both your financial performance and your social impact.
  • We'll visit your organisation, meet you in person, and then we’ll write your application.
  • If your application is successful, we'll offer you a tailor-made funding package to meet your precise needs.

As part of the process we'll discuss your plans, review your current and historic finances, governance, management and social impact.

The right help for you

All our customers are different, as are all our funds, but we'll make sure you have the help you need - and we'll guide you to the funds that are right for you.

WE'VE HELPED OVER 500 CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS

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How we helped Hubbub with their funding

CASE STUDY

Hubbub

  • Environment
  • £52,000

Building a movement to increase awareness of environmental issues and change behaviour within communities.

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How we helped Foodlinks with funding their new catering facilities

CASE STUDY

Local Food Links

  • Community
  • £225,000

Providing children with healthy school dinners by funding new catering facilities.

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We helped Aspire Gloucestershire with funding to reduce homelessness

Aspire Gloucestershire

  • Children
  • £200,000

Working to reduce homelessness amongst 18-24 year olds in Gloucestershire - and help them back into work or education.

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Contact our expert team for an initial chat about social investment through CAF Venturesome.

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