CAF Venturesome is the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation, and is one of the most established and active players in the UK social investment market. CAF Venturesome aims to support charities and social enterprises to survive and thrive, through the provision of affordable, flexible, repayable finance. Over the past fourteen years, CAF Venturesome has supported more than 500 charities and social enterprises with over £40m of affordable finance. The Venturesome team manages several funds supporting a wide range of social organisations - from local social enterprises and charities to community-led housing groups and major international development charities. Facilities can be used for working capital (cashflow), purchasing assets, growth, transitioning to a new business model and rescue.