Giving Back

Our corporate social investment (CSI) policy is aimed at providing targeted, hands-on support and sustained and meaningful contributions to upliftment projects within our local community. 

CLICK HERE to read our CSI policy and report

Catalyst’s key areas of focus

Our primary focus has always been in the areas of education and social development. We believe education is of utmost importance
and this is therefore where our main focus lies.

Prior to committing to any project we conduct site visits and engage with the leaders themselves to gain a better understanding of their needs, as we believe this approach leads to trust and mutual respect. We are committed to building meaningful and lasting partnerships with the organisations and projects that we are involved in by continually maintaining regular interaction.

Our focus areas for our CSI projects are:

  • Education and training
  • Social Upliftment
More information on our CSI initiatives


Proud sponsors for over 10 years

Jo’s School is a happy and caring place of learning for the children and families of Vrygrond, amidst the chaos and protests outside the wall of the Vrygrond Community Centre. Jo’s School continues to provide well balanced nutritious meals, and a safe space for the children to learn and grow.

We are currently sponsoring 30 children to attend Jo’s School. 

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Proud sponsors for over 12 years

New Dawn is a registered non-profit organisation providing care to approximately 120 children in Kewtown, Athlone, in the Western Cape. This includes meals, after-school care and family intervention.

New Dawn aims to facilitate holistic childhood development through supplying school children from the area with breakfast and school lunches every week day.Through these efforts, they have grown to include various after-school activities, one-on-one mentorship, conflict resolution mediation, and the sharing of a safe, nurturing space for the children of the community to find refuge.
In addition to the above the staff at Catalyst, their families and friends personally provide New Dawn with approximately 80 Santa Shoeboxes each year for their year end party.


Proud sponsors for over 7 years

The trust seeks to turn public schools serving socio-economically disadvantaged communities into centres of excellence by focusing upon improving school leadership and teaching quality.

The program is run by retired principals from various schools in and around Cape Town.

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Proud sponsors for over 10 years

The African Scholars Fund helps promising young schoolchildren from desperately poor homes to complete their secondary or FET (further education and training) college education.

The Fund helps empower our youth that struggle financially by providing them with
the means to contribute towards their school fees, school uniform, transport and other basic school needs. AFS is committed to nurturing, motivating, mentoring and caring for and supporting their bursars until they have completed their basic education.

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Proud sponsors for over 10 years

Great Girls Great Girls is a non-profit project run by a diverse group of women in Cape Town, that aims to bridge the gap between high-school education and full-time employment for disadvantaged girls.

They volunteer their time and expertise with young women in grade 11 and 12 who are looking for support.
Their goal is to ensure that girls leave high school equipped with the skills to either find meaningful full-time employment or to pursue further studies.

Great Girls are active in Lavender HIll, Belhar and have recently opened up in Kraainfontein.

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Proud sponsors for over 3 years

Conveniently based within the school grounds of Sentinel Primary School in Hout Bay near Cape Town. ABC for Life gives children living in the impoverished communities of Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu access to school based
support in literacy and numeracy. They also give support to other primary schools in the Western Cape by training educators and providing literacy intervention materials.

With over twelve years since inception, ABC for Life knows that the long-term economic, social, and personal gains from education are immeasurable for individuals, families, communities, and the development of the country.

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