Our lending criteria

Whatever finance you're looking for, our loans can help charities in a range of situations.

CAF Bank loan

CAF Bank provides flexible, secured loans to organisations that:

  • Are UK registered but your activities can be anywhere in the world
  • Are a charitable or not-for-profit organisation (but you do not need to be a registered charity)
  • Can give three years evidence of financial activity

For more information please contact our team on 03000 123 444 to discuss your options.

CAF Venturesome

If secured lending isn't what your charity is looking for, talk to CAF Venturesome - our pioneering social investment arm. CAF Venturesome provides unsecured loans, underwriting and equity-like investment to organisations that:

  • Are UK registered but your activities can be anywhere in the world
  • Have a clear charitable purpose and social impact (but you do not need to be a registered charity)
  • Can give evidence of at least one year of income (whether from donations or trading)
  • Have an annual income of at least £60,000

Our investments normally last up to 5 years. Loans typically carry interest from 6.5% fixed rate per annum, while we target an internal rate of return of 10% for equity-like investment.

For all investments, CAF Venturesome charges a 1% upfront commitment fee. Underwriting carries a further 1% per annum fee, payable in advance. There are no penalties for early repayment.

If you think you may qualify for a CAF Venturesome loan, contact us online or call us on 03000 123 000.

 

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