CAF Venturesome

SUPPORTING GROWTH OR CASHFLOW NEEDS

Unsecured loans to help you grow, or provide cashflow support for up to five years when you need it.

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WE OFFER UNSECURED LOANS

We provide affordable finance from £25,000 to £350,000, repayable over 3-5 years, that can be used for:

  • cashflow support to build the long-term sustainability of your organisation
  • development finance to help you grow
  • building a trading arm to generate income

We can help you get started

We make it easy for you by completing your application, leaving you free to focus on what you do best.

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CAN WE HELP YOU?

The main Venturesome funds help organisations that:

  • are incorporated in the UK
  • have a clear social mission
  • have been trading for at least one year
  • have an annual turnover of at least £60,000

What we look for

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

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WHAT'S THE COST?

We offer one of the lowest interest rates in the social investment market.


Example loan calculation

If you were to borrow £100,000 for 3 years at 6.5% interest rate, your one-off fees (payable upfront) would be £1,500 and your first monthly repayment would be £3,065. This is made up of £2,523 for capital repayment and £542 for interest.

Interest and fees
Interest rate (fixed rate per annum)

One-off commitment fee

One-off legal fee

Early repayment
6.5%*

1%

£500

No penalty

*In certain circumstances, we may need to offer you a higher interest rate.

We also offer standby facilities and other forms of social investment. Contact us for details.

OVER 500 SOCIAL INVESTMENTS TO HELP CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS

We helped Aspire Gloucestershire with funding to reduce homelessness

CASE STUDY

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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We supported Help2Read with funding to teach children how to read in southern Africa

CASE STUDY

Help2Read

  • Education
  • £35,000

Training and supporting volunteers across southern Africa in teaching children how to read.

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We supported YMCA South Devon with funding to provide activities for children.

YMCA South Devon

  • Children
  • £25,000

Providing educational and recreational programmes for disadvantaged children and young people.

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