Community care and welfare

By supporting many diverse projects our clients provide a community safety net for vulnerable people across South Africa, restore human dignity by addressing human rights violations, and promote self-reliance and optimal social functioning.

Community care and welfare is the first step in a process that starts with community care, moves on to community development and ultimately provides sustainable livelihoods.

The support for this sector offered by the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund targets homes, shelters and outreach programmes. Such programmes should provide quality care at statutory and aftercare levels of service delivery. Focus areas are women and girls, poverty alleviation and communities in labour-sending areas.

De Beers supports community care projects primarily in communities surrounding its operations: Siyanda, Ga-Segonyana, Taung, Frances Baard, Letsemeng, Nama Khoi, Kamiesberg and Richtersveld (Northern Cape), and Musina and Blouberg (Limpopo).

The FNB Community Care Programme primarily supports prevention and early intervention in youth, child welfare and gender-based violence projects. This focus aims to first strengthen and build the self-reliance of the needy, then utilise developmental and therapeutic programmes to ensure that those at risk have access to assistance before they require statutory services.