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 Wine Academy which provides full time training in wine and related industries of tourism and hospitality to 28 previously disadvantaged youth
    • Financial aid in the form of bursaries to the Dominican Convent School; which has nearly 700 students, each receiving a high level of individual attention ensuring academic excellence
    • Student costs for Pinotage Youth Development Academy Pome Fruit Academy which provides full time training in the fruit and agricultural sectors to 21 previously disadvantaged youth
  • Overview

    Established: March 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1101905

    Board members: 6

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 00441458274820

    Address: Somerton RandleSomertonSomerset TA11 7HW

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  • Pinotage Youth Development Academy

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