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Old Spike Roastery source, roast and pack some of the finest coffee available whilst offering meaningful employment to those affected by homelessness. Here's how a £60,000 loan from CAF Venturesome is helping us deliver our mission.

Duration 
3 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£365,000
Amount invested 
£60,000

Local Food Links is a social enterprise providing lunches to primary schools. They used unsecured loans from CAF Venturesome to grow & innovate their organisation.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1,080,000
Amount invested 
£200,000
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Giroscope is an award-winning housing charity based in West Hull which renovates empty and derelict properties to provide homes for those in housing need.

Duration 
15yr loan (25yr repayment profile)
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£587k (2017)
Amount invested 
£1 million
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For Jimmy creates safe spaces for young people to grow up in, with a strong focus on Lewisham, South East London.  It was set up in honour of murdered Lewisham schoolboy Jimmy Mizen.

Duration 
4 years
Cost of capital 
5%
Turnover 
£600,000
Amount invested 
£37,494 (loan) + £4,166 (grant)
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Media Cultured is a social enterprise that tackles issues of racism, radicalisation and misrepresentation through the use of positive role models and clear messages about ‘identity and integration’ within an increasingly multicultural society.

Picture of plastic fishing, Hubbub Foundation

Hubbub is a London-based environmental charity that engages with corporates and foundations to sponsor research and campaigns, in order to promote understanding and behaviour change to help people cut waste, make clothes last longer, save money and create cleaner spaces to live and work in.

Duration 
2 years
Cost of capital 
6.5%
Turnover 
£1.5m
Amount invested 
£100,000