Community are first to benefit as Hout Bay Partnership Launches

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]10 June 2015

After a lengthy consultative process, the Hout Bay Partnership launched on Tuesday, 9 June 2015.

An apolitical, and independently governed organisation – The Hout Bay Partnership (HBP) is dedicated to finding a path for Hout Bay to get past its most pressing challenges.

Holding a collective vision of social cohesion through inclusive, sustainable economic growth and social development, the HBP is comprised of representative voluntary members of the Hout Bay residential and business community who share a common approach to collaborative problem solving. The HBP is working with the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town to action programmes that improve the lives of all of Hout Bay’s residents.

HBP’s first major announcement will take place at the launch on the 9 June when the organisation will award ten micro-grants of R 10 000 each to projects that are uplifting the Hout Bay community.

The winners of the grants will also receive mentorship, support and exposure from the HBP.

The projects are:

Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation – life skills development programme

City of Refuge–sports development programme

Bright Start – community workshops programme

Mas-Ree Community Catering  – catering assistance

Workspace T.E.N. Project  – skills training project

Sistahood Girls Club – mentorship for teen girls

Harvest Youth Project – youth development centre

The Underdog Project – coaching youths through dog training programme

Proudly Hout Bay Women’s League – assisting women with societal and family problems

Thrive – sustainable food garden kits

Says the Hout Bay Partnership’s interim CEO Rolfe Eberhard; “We are very pleased to be launching the Hout Bay Partnership by giving these grants to the inspiring and uplifting community organisations who are making a difference in Hout Bay. The ten recipients were chosen by an independent panel through a competitive process from 35 applicants. We are confident that these initiatives will benefit the community and that the money will be well spent.”

The Hout Bay Partnership will build partnerships between community organisations, businesses and government, and across Hout Bay’s diverse communities to undertake and promote initiatives to make Hout Bay a better place for all.

 

For more information please contact Ashley Newell, the project coordinator of the Hout Bay Partnership at 072855 1371 or info@houtbaypartnership.co.za.

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