Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Over many years, we have built relationships with a number of individuals and organizations involved with Government Grants and Funding projects. Our management team has assisted entrepreneurs and new business owners to plan new ventures, prepare Business Plans and secure funding.

We have provided a range of services including Mentorship, Accounting, Human Resources and Strategic Planning. Our involvement can also take the form of helping an aspiring entrepreneur realize their dream, becoming a Partner in a new enterprise or providing start-up capital as an angel investor. We especially look for opportunities where the needs of all parties are served, which create employment, provide education and ultimately deliver benefits to the wider community.

We believe that “If you can dream it, you can do it”. Every year, we donate 10% of our net profits to social projects. The founding Partners of Equitos Group believe that mental and physical health are the cornerstones of overall well-being and happiness. We have provided support for care home facilities in the Western Cape, child abuse rehabilitation centres and NGOs, whose specific focus is on mental health, psychological and psychiatric care.

Our team provides pro bono volunteering in these areas, in addition to funding projects which positively impact the lives of our community.

NSRI

Non - Profit

Sea Rescue is the charity that saves lives on South African waters. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by over 1 000 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.

Donations and sponsorships cover our annual running cost of R73.4m. The volunteers save us a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum. We have 31 bases around the coast; 4 are on inland dams, a fleet of 96 rescue craft, 38 rescue vehicles, 16 quad bikes and 11 tractors. We also have access to a range of helicopters. We enjoy a good working relationship with other emergency services and we believe that it is through team effort that lives are saved.

The NSRI education arm, called WaterWise Academy, teaches children what to do in an emergency and gives them the confidence to initiate basic bystander CPR while they wait for the ambulance to arrive. The WaterWise Academy targets disadvantaged youth, because statistically they are the most at risk (South African Medical Research Council, 2006).


SPCA

Non - Profit

We would like you to know that not only will your donation directly benefit the animals in our area but – through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas to benefit animals over a wider area. We feel sure you will approve of this outreach initiative and wish to thank you most sincerely for supporting our SPCA and the movement generally.

School children from impoverished communities are encouraged to bring their pets for free sterilization and parasite control as part of our Ani-pals education programme.