CAF Venturesome oﬀers a range of social investment products, including unsecured loans and social impact bonds. Our average loan is £100,000, as we focus on making small social investments into charities and social enterprises needing less than £150,000 of affordable, repayable finance.
CAF Venturesome is the social investment team of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Our mission is to provide social enterprises and charities with the aﬀordable, repayable finance they need to sustain and grow their social impact. Since 2002 we have made nearly 600 social investments committing approx. £50m. We’ve supported hundreds of social enterprises and charities across the UK and overseas.
As well as affordable loans and social impact bonds through our Development Fund, we have a specialist community housing fund, CLT Fund, and a place-based fund, SE-Assist in Greater Brighton, Croydon and Wales. We are funded by philanthropic capital specifically given to drive social impact.
Applying for a social investment loan can be a daunting task. The CAF Venturesome team works in partnership with social enterprises and charities to make the process as straightforward and painless as possible. Our experienced team, with backgrounds in the commercial, financial and charitable sectors, oﬀers social organisations a great customer experience with a straightforward approach to social investment.