Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Venturesome: Development Fund

Loans

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Venturesome’s Development Fund provides charities, community groups and social enterprises affordable finance from £25,000 to £350,000, repayable over 3-5 years, that can be used for:

  • cashflow support to build the long-term sustainability of your organisation;
  • development finance to help you grow; and
  • building a trading arm to generate income.

To be eligible, organisations must:

  • be incorporated in the UK;
  • have a clear social mission;
  • have been trading for at least one year; and
  • have an annual turnover of at least £60,000.

Interest rate of 6.5% and an upfront fee of £1,500 also apply. Use the free loan calculator on the link below for a detailed example of how your loan could look.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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