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Market Profile: CAF Venturesome
Who we are: Set up in 2002, CAF Venturesome is longest established social investment fund in the United Kingdom, and has made over £20m of investments (mainly unsecured debt, but also equity, quasi-equity and underwriting) to 280 charities, social enterprises and community groups. CAF Venturesome operates four funds: CAF Social Impact Fund (cashflow/bridging loans to charities), Venturesome Development Fund (growth capital for charities), Venturesome Innovation Fund (new financial instruments), and the Community Land Trust Fund (working with community groups to develop affordable housing in rural areas). CAF Venturesome also publishes its thinking about social investment in order to influence the development of the social investment market in the UK and around the world.