From the CEO: Running for Good Hope Day Care Centre

Since I started working as the CEO of Valcare in 2016, I've had the privilege of engaging with countless of organisations in the Cape Winelands. Xoliswa outside the small house where she runs the centre from. One of Valcare's member organisations and partners, Good Hope Day Care Centre (GHDCC), however had a particular impact on me on a very personal level. Xoliswa Mjezu started GHDCC when she realised that there is no day [...]

By | March 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

From the CEO on World NGO Day: Where Compassion and Competence Meet

On World NGO Day, 27 February, we recognise and reflect on the unsung heroes in our communities. Thousands of passionate people working tirelessly to make a difference through their organisations. At Valcare we call them the #RealHeroes – people like Songelwa, Cathy, Xoliswa and Mark all supporting different causes by selflessly sacrificing to serve others. They are called #RealHeroes, because the NGO space in South Africa is not for the faint-hearted. Not only is it extremely hard work with [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

From the CEO: Setting #RealResolutions for 2019

Every year my wife and I have a Swartz-family strategic session where we  review our previous year’s outcomes and discuss our goals for the year ahead. We started doing this about three years ago after realising that setting new year’s resolutions usually ended up fading into insignificance by the end of February. We wanted it to be more impactful. Gym, health and failed resolutions… When I consider all the failed resolutions of joining the gym [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Training Schedule for Nonprofits 2019

Part of Valcare's capacity building initiatives is to present basic and affordable training sessions to nonprofit organisations in the Cape Winelands. These morning workshops are hosted in Paarl and aim to up-skill managers and employees in all areas of running a successful nonprofit organisation. Who may attend the Valcare training sessions? All registered nonprofits and charitable organisations are welcome to attend the training although Valcare members get preferential rates for these sessions. What is the [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare Membership Network Benefits

Valcare has a thriving membership network with hundreds of like-minded organisations and projects in the Cape Winelands, which contribute to and gain from our collective efforts to activate and enable social change. But why should you become a member? What's in it for you? Here are a couple of Frequently Asked Questions and a list of benefits that will help your organisation. Who can become a Valcare member? All NPO / NGO / charity organisations [...]

By | November 1st, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare’s Proteas of the Valley campaign ends on a high (tea) note

The ladies of the moment: Proteas of the Valley 2018 From left to right, bottom to top: Simone Pheko, Carol Lakay, Linda Neethling, Lea Coetzee, Marizaan Bredenkamp, Cathy Sias. Mariëtte Jacobs, Moira Adriaanse, Christinne Sonne, Jacqueline Abrahams, Nolubabalo Magocoba, Carin Venter, Annina Marais. Wendy Claasen, Shevon Brymer, Simone Killian, Songelwa Sicuku-Mkita, Aletia Grundling, Jennifer Arendse. Nandi Myburgh, Karin Keys, Alvira Kleinhans, Nomhle Lucy Mbenenge, Elzabé Broekmann, Leigh Reabow, Erica Seas, Esmarelda Patton. Not pictured: Lenie [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cape Winelands benefit from unique social impact collaboration

Valcare, an Impact Funding Platform that has been operating in South Africa for more than 15 years, is providing significant impact with their unique approach to social development. In their recent annual report reflecting on their financial year 2017/2018, millions of rands in donations and gifts in kind were sustainably and responsibly invested into local communities, reaching over 47 500 beneficiaries. Ensuring high impact solutions Valcare believes that the answer to sustainable change in South Africa [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Valcare Funding Application Process

Valcare is an Impact Funding Platform that believes that the answer to social change is collaboration. We connect with communities to determine their real needs, assets and potential first and then collaborate with various stakeholders to coordinate a holistic and sustainable impact. To strengthen our strategic intervention approach, we manage investment funding in carefully selected projects and nonprofit organisations. Valcare Funding: Frequently Asked Questions What exactly does Valcare do? Who can apply for funding? [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How to Make a Difference on #MandelaDay and Every Day

Nelson Mandela had a vision to spread equality and freedom for all. He would have been 100 years old this year, but he passed the torch to the rest of South Africa to continue burning the flame of social change. Madiba was a servant-leader, setting a humble but powerful example of how we can become change-makers ourselves. Every Day Madiba Champions Valcare’s mission is to activate and enable social change in community. We believe that in [...]

By | July 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley – Valcare Honours Inspirational Women

They are strong, selfless, brave and kind. They are caring, humble and encouraging. Just like the local Protea flower - these women flourish despite harsh, dry and mountainous terrains. Women form the backbone of our community. August is National Women’s Month and Valcare is once again honouring the fierce females who make the Paarl valley and surrounding areas a better place. They are the Proteas of the Valley. We’re talking about the hope carriers, [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments