Venturesome has been the pioneering social investment team at CAF since 2002; using philanthropic capital to make social investments, donated by private and corporate clients, and other charitable foundations.
It’s time to refresh our funds, and install new digital systems, to make sure what we offer is the best way to support social organisations and target today’s social issues as well as generating the maximum social impact for our funders. Therefore, we have taken the decision not to accept any new applications for social investment until the autumn.
We remain committed to social investment which we know is a powerful tool to help social organisations to sustain and grow their social impact.
We were delighted to hear from Shaun Doran, CEO FRC Group, at a Let's Talk Good Finance event. Listen to this podcast to learn about their journey to social investment.
Young People Matter (YPM) is an award winning charity and community action group bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to nurture children’s potential, promote healthy living and develop a greater sense of social responsibility.
Book of You acts as a reminiscence therapy, to help people living with dementia to connect to their memories but soon realised that we could help all sorts of people, including older people living in assisted accommodation and young adults with learning disabilities. They've now developed a digital story book helps the user to build a familiar picture and story of someone’s life, filled with precious life events and memories.
Inner City Music is an award-winning charity that exists to celebrate music and its power to engage, inspire and unify.
Established in 1990, Alternatives Activity Centre (AAC) is a registered charity that provides support for adults with learning disabilities in the city of Derby, in the form of an activity-based day centre, a training shop (which offers training workshops as well placements within their own charity shop) and community support.
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.
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.
The Real Lettings Property Fund, run by Resonance in partnership with St Mungo’s Broadway is using social investment to buy properties to address homelessness in London.
Social Impact Bonds, supported by social investment from CAF Venturesome, Big Issue Invest and Resonance, enables us to work intensively and creatively with people so they can finally leave homelessness behind for good.
Headliners UK used social investment to help them in their mission of empowering young people to tell their stories and care about their community more.