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Participating Charities

2024 Cape Town Cycle Tour participating charities


Contact: Karen Butler

Edunova is a Non-Profit Company that has been working in the education sector in South Africa since 2004. Our focus is on the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in schools, primarily those in disadvantaged communities.  Edunova provides ICT integration solutions to our beneficiary schools and other learning organisations. Thus, enabling them to successfully use ICT in their schools to enhance learner performance. We offer Teacher Professional Development programmes as well as Learner support programmes through various after-school learning support & activities for primary & high school learners.

Categories: Education.

The Sozo Foundation

Contact: Kate Patience

The Sozo Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in the impoverished Cape Flats community of Vrygrond, Cape Town, with a vision to see the community of Vrygrond living with dignity, purpose and hope. The Sozo mission is to create pathways to youth employment through education, skills development, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Our Sozo Skills Schools include barista training, construction, baking, beauty, hair, and coding. The Sozo model offers vocational schools, life skills, job readiness and job shadowing opportunities. We provide opportunities for skills development, where community members can learn new trades and improve upon existing knowledge. This empowers people with the tools necessary to generate an income and rise above poverty. We’re also incubating youth-owned micro-businesses to create youth employment. We assist our skills school graduates in starting their micro-businesses through one-on-one mentorship and coaching. We provide an incubation hub space for internet access, business training and workshops. This increases the chance of success and growth of these businesses by reducing the barriers to youth employment in Vrygrond and the surrounding areas.

Categories: Education, Social Services.


Contact: Jason Myhill

We are volunteers with a passion for nature, giving freely of our time and skills to foster conservation in South Africa’s magnificent national parks. With over 2000 members across the country, we are active in all South African National Parks and are committed to conserving our precious natural heritage.
In the Cape, our work supports biodiversity conservation projects in the Table Mountain National Park, the SANParks K9 Units used for anti-poaching and visitor safety, ranger wellbeing programmes, environmental education and infrastructure maintenance, to name but a few. Our fundraising is guided by a SANParks wish list, so that every contribution goes to where it is needed most.

Categories: Environment.

Lottoland Cares

Contact: Maryke Haywood

Founded and funded by Lottoland South Africa, LottolandCares is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) with the sole purpose of giving back to the community. Lottoland has created the LottolandCares platform for individuals and businesses to get involved and help make South Africa a better place for all.
LottolandCares sparks positivity and brings hope for the future!

Categories: Animals, Education, Environment, Kids, Social Services.

Sports Science Institute of South Africa

Contact: Ruben Coetzee

CHIPs is a community upliftment initiative of SSISA (Sports Science Institute of South Africa) that aims to make a meaningful contribution to community health through age-appropriate physical activity. The initiative offers scientifically sound programmes called OptiFit Outreach and HealthNutz, which are delivered by empowered leaders from within the community. For over twenty years, CHIPs programs have played a significant role in promoting health and unity within communities, fostering a culture of wellness and pride. The quote “Changing your attitude changes your life” holds true for CHIPs communities that have embraced this intervention.

Categories: Health, Sports.

Common Good

Contact: Cherilyn Singh

Common Good was founded in 2005 by Common Ground Church, and is an independent and registered non-profit. Based in Cape Town, we impact thousands of lives across South Africa each day and are passionate about being part of a shared better future by seeing the cycles of intergenerational poverty broken. We focus on the areas of Early Life, specifically the First Thousand Days, Education, and Employment as intervention at these stages has a significant impact on changing someone’s future trajectory in life. We create research-based, replicable, innovative interventions that give people a hand-up, not a handout. Instead of working at the symptoms of poverty, we swim upstream and tackle these injustices closer to their source and by partnering with other organisations we’re able to do this at scale.

Categories: Education, Health, Kids, Social Services.

WC Street Children

Contact: Christopher de Beyer

The Western Cape Street Children’s Forum (WCSCF) is a network of organisations working in partnership to create a coordinated, integrated and collaborative sector for children living, working or begging on the street and always acting in the best interest of the child (in accordance with the Constitution and Children’s Act 38 of 2005).

We believe that children belong in families and that no child should be living, working or begging on the street and that everything should be done to prevent this.

Categories: Kids.

Sisanda FunDaytion

Contact: Nicky Seymour

Sisanda FunDaytion is an organization that knows how good it is to feel good, and how important this is to being truly resilient. We commit ourselves to helping children play, helping them to have enriched experiences to develop into who they want to be and to building nurturing relationships to support them in reaching their dreams. Our Youth Empowerment programme equips young people to become Play Ambassadors who give back to their communities helping children have magical, healthy and nourishing experiences in their homes with their families, in their communities and around the greater parts of Cape Town.

Categories: Kids.

Border Collie Rescue

Contact: Gillian Pearson

Border Collie Rescue (BCR) – looking after the needs of Border Collies abandoned, abused, stray or surrendered. Over 400 Border Collies are rehomed by BCR in South Africa every year. Because of their high level of intelligence and regular appearance in films and TV ads, there has been a drastic increase in the number of BC’s bred over the last 10-15 years. And BCR needs YOUR help to assist us in educating, rehabilitating, rehoming and sterilising our rescue dogs. We have rehomed over 9000 rescue dogs since we started in 1997. Challenging economic times makes it very hard to do what we do every day and we really need a helping hand to help us do what we love to do, rescue & rehabilitate this amazing breed.

Categories: Animals.

Home from Home Trust

Contact: Lala

Home from Home (HfH), a non-profit organisation, has provided cluster foster care to orphaned, abused, neglected and abandoned children in the Western Cape province of South Africa since 2005. We have expanded over the years and now run 36 foster homes across 16 communities. This translates into nearly 200 children receiving specialised support and supervision. Our model of care is based on providing the foundation of a loving family home for these children. Feeling that they belong to a real family, albeit non-biological, is at the heart of the effectiveness of the Home from Home model.

Categories: Kids.

Cape of Good Hope SPCA

Contact: Natasha Johannes

Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation and Public Benefit, the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating. Over the past 151 years, we have diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals. This is done through Education, Law Enforcement, and veterinary services via our Animal Hospital, four Mobile Clinics serving impoverished communities, an Animal Care Centre, Horse Care, Farmyard, and Wildlife department.

Categories: Animals, Environment.

Hout Bay United Football Community

Contact: Harry Curwood

Hout Bay United Football Community (HBUFC) is a trust set up by a group of enthusiasts in Hout Bay in order to do three things:

1. Encourage the communities to come together.
2. Get kids off the street and develop them through mentorship and coaching to improve life skills, school work & football ability. The programs themselves create jobs for players & locals.
3. Promote successful top class football and bring a common hope & pride to the people of Hout Bay.

Categories: Education, Sports.


Contact: Chris Bradshaw

A SA registered (NPO) Not for profit organisation Supporting destitute Zimbabwean pensioners with food and medical support. Investing in upgrading infrastructure particularly solar power, solar geysers, solar boreholes pumps and tanks in Zimbabwean old age homes. Raising the quality of living for the people in those homes. Funding desperately needed eye surgeries, heart surgeries, and hip and knee replacements for the elderly.

Categories: Social Services.

Round Table Southern Africa

Contact: Nikko Maree

Round Table Southern Africa, exist to make impactful change in our communities and Southern Africa as a whole. We retain and grow our members, young men willing to give up their time, and skills to give back to those less fortunate. We Inspire, We grow, We transform lives, We disrupt, We engage, We CHANGE.

Categories: Social Services.


Contact: Antoinette Crane

Our Mission: To equip each iKhaya child daily with good nutrition, excellent life skills, a sound foundational education and the happiest, safest place to be after school.

Established 19 years ago, iKhaya le Themba’s purpose-built campus provides quality educational and holistic support for 120 orphaned and vulnerable children and their extended families, in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. Our 11 staff are educational mentors who encourage the students to thrive in school and become all that they dream to be despite their present circumstances. They focus on isiXhosa, English, Literacy, Maths, Literacy & Life Skills.

Categories: Education, Kids, Social Services.

Cycle of Life Charity Funds

Contact: Rene Lanfear

In 2024 we will be celebrating 10 YEARS of proudly CYCLE OF LIFE Rhino Conservation.
Fundraising efforts over this period have resulted in an ongoing rhino dehorning project over the past years in several areas in South Africa. Surveillance equipment, number plate recognition cameras and solar powered security gates have been installed, as well as provision of accommodation facilities, uniforms and equipment for anti-poaching units. Contributions have been made to provide orphaned animals with food, covering medical costs and most recently a boma facility. A large animal trailer provides transport for injured or sick animals. Community support is offered by way of stationery and school bag donations, and a water project supplying a borehole, pump and pipes, ensures running water to the community.

Categories: Animals, Education, Environment.

Hout Bay United Fotball Community

Contact: Max Lampen
+49 172 7419006

A small club with a big heart.
Community is our soul. Football is the spark that brings us together. The magic is our journey that brings friendship, love, support, understanding, growth & opportunity. Football is just the beginning… We are bigger than a game. Success is the number of jobs that we can create, the number of community programmes we can run & the number of children we can feed… It’s about a community of well rounded moral citizens giving back and continuing to build a better future together. Join our Team and chase your best time for the HBUFC.

Categories: Education, Sports.

The Rondebosch Vuleka Trust

Contact: John During

The Rondebosch Vuleka Trust is a registered PBO whose goal is to help the Rondebosch Boys’ Prep and High Schools play a part in creating diverse and integrated communities. The Trust is a community partnership comprising the Schools, the Old Boys and the parents, who work together to raise funds to assist financially compromised Black pupils and their families with fee and other support costs. Without such assistance, success for many in our country is an almost impossible dream.
There are currently seven boys fully or partially funded by the Rondebosch Vuleka Trust, together with many others who receive wrap-around support for their associated educational and development needs at the schools. The weblink to ‘Vuleka’ is a dropdown option on the website

Categories: Education.


Contact: Nicky Webb

Breast Cancer charity providing free breast cancer screenings for ladies in underserved communities.
Funds are raised through merchandise sales, donations and events. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is our biggest fundraising event each year.

Categories: Health.

Scripture Union South Africa

Contact: Shenick Visser
021 689 8331

For nearly 100 years Scripture Union has been at the forefront of bringing transformation to the lives of young people, enabled by God’s Spirit. This is what drives us. We aim to do this by serving the local church in relational ministry, being contextual, diverse and anchored to God’s Word. On a day to day basis this looks like camping, holiday clubs, schools ministry and training.

Categories: Kids.

Le Cap Sportif

Contact: Dr Jean-Baptiste Wiroth

Created in 2010, Le Cap Sportif is an Non Profit Organisation whose objectives are to :
– To support sports organisations that involve “non-privileged” communities (Busy Bees RFC in Langa – Khaltsha Women’s Cycling Academy in Khayeslitsha).
– To bring together the French, Francophile and European community during sporting events. Create bonds with the South African community.
– To promote sport and physical activity within our community. Join our team for Cape Town Cycle Tour !

Categories: Education, Kids, Sports.

Groote Schuur Hospital Trust

Contact: Maymoonah Abrahams

At GSH Trust, we focus on creating lasting impact through cutting-edge, innovative healthcare for patients at our Hospital. The projects we support play a critical role in how we ensure that GSH maintains its status as a world-class, pioneering health facility. Working in collaboration with the GSH Facility Board, Hospital Management and key stakeholders, we identify the most pressing needs that do not fall within the allocated yearly operational budget of the Hospital and enable pioneering world-class healthcare for all. At the beginning of 2023, three impact areas emerged as priorities for the GSH Trust’s involvement: 1) Women’s Health, 2) Adolescent Health, and 3) Medical and Surgical Interventions. Visit our website to learn about the incredible work being done at GSH Trust.

Categories: Health.

Waves for Change

Contact: Tania Bailey

Waves for Change began in 2009 as a small, informal weekend surf club for a handful of children from Masiphumelele Township in Cape Town and registered as an NPO and public benefit organisation in 2011. Since then, Waves for Change has developed a solid scientific evidence base for Surf Therapy as a low cost, feasible way of supporting children experiencing toxic stress. Every year, Waves for Change (W4C) reaches 2,500 children and adolescents through Surf Therapy. Each of the children who participate weekly are referred by schools, social workers, Western Cape Department of Education and local hospitals, serving children across 43 under-resourced communities in Cape Town, such as Khayelitsha, the Cape flats and Hout Bay. Waves for Change also operates in Gqebera and East London, where access to mental health services are extremely limited.

Categories: Health, Kids, Sports.

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

Contact: Leillani Geduld

A leader in the fight against cancer in SA, since 1931, the vision of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), is to lead South Africa towards a cancer free society. It’s mission as a non-profit fighting cancer, is to enable research, educate the public and advocate for and support all people affected by cancer. Our CANSA Active brand aims to raise awareness about leading a balanced lifestyle, participating in sport safely in the sun, as well as providing education on being cancer-aware by encouraging smart choices with regards to nutrition and lifestyle.

Categories: Health.

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