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The Dame Hilary Cropper Foundation

The Dame Hilary Cropper Foundation

Charity information

The Dame Hilary Cropper Foundation

Established in 2004, the Dame Hilary Cropper Foundation supports historically disadvantaged young South Africans by providing tangible help and practical assistance.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    The Dame Hilary Cropper Foundation’s purpose is to provide funding and support for the education and upliftment of disadvantaged young South Africans. As its work has developed, a focus on youth development has emerged as a means of addressing one of the greatest challenges facing the country, that of youth unemployment, where over 50% of 18-25 year olds are jobless.

    Our work has funded many children, teenagers and young adults providing education, care and shelter in what is often a bleak and turbulent world. Such opportunities would otherwise be beyond their reach due to their background and circumstances.

    The Foundation’s innovative Youth Development model is based on a holistic programme of learning and growth that goes far beyond skills and technical training. Its design focuses heavily on personal development and is shaped on workplace practices – elements that make a real difference in transitioning into the world of work with the attitude and aptitude that employers are looking for.

  • Aims

    The Dame Hilary Cropper Foundation aims to:

    • Student costs for Pinotage Youth Development Academy which provides full time training in the wine and fruit industries and related sectors to historically disadvantaged South African youth.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1101905

    Board members: 6

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 00441458274820

    Address: Somerton Court Farm, Somerset TA11 7HW

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  • Pinotage Youth Development Academy

    The Academy develops the capacity of unemployed, historically disadvantaged South Africans... More