NESsT develops sustainable social enterprises that help address the critical social problems in Central and Eastern Europe

Impetus is a venture philanthropy organisation which provides a package of grants and support to non-profit organisations focused on breaking the cycle of poverty

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity for children which provides free days out at Merlin attractions for ill, disabled or disadvantaged young people

The European Venture Philanthropy Association promotes venture philanthropy initiatives across Europe

Big Brothers Big Sisters Deutschland provides one-to-one mentoring of disadvantaged young people using trained volunteers

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network promotes venture philanthropy initiatives across Asia

Employee Pro Bono and Volunteering

CVC's approach to engaged philanthropy means that staff members are given opportunities to contribute their time to charitable organisations in their communities.

Recent examples of employee involvement include:

  • Serving on the Investment and Audit Committees of Impetus Trust
  • Being the Big Brothers Big Sisters Deutschland 'Deal Champion' for the Private Equity Foundation
  • Founding member and serving on the Board of the Asia Venture Philanthropy (AVP) Network
  • Chairing the National Board of Jumpstart
  • Reviewing IT systems requirements for Keyfund, an Impetus portfolio charity
  • Carrying out interview practice and CV preparation workshops for Impetus portfolio charity, Street League
  • Organising a 'perfect pitch' workshop for the Impetus portfolio CEOs to help them refine their presentations to prospective corporate donors
  • Reviewing business plans for NESsT's social enterprise competitions
  • Assessing Impetus Trust's IT systems
  • Assisting Impetus and the Education Endowment Fund in assessing charity grant applications
  • Training Blue Sky staff (an Impetus portfolio charity) in spreadsheet design
  • Consulting on The Fairtrade Foundation, an Impetus portfolio charity, on their presentation to potential corporate donors
  • Mentoring young graduates from the Teens & Toddlers programme through Impetus
  • Employees from CVC's London office have been volunteering at St Joseph’s School in Covent Garden where they have been reading to the young children and acting as maths mentors.


Street League breakfast

CVC’s London office hosts Street League CEO, Matt Stevenson-Dodd, in a breakfast briefing to supporters

CVC and the Community