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Established in 2003, The Woolworths Trust has been making a tangible difference in South Africa. The Trust partners with organizations that help coordinate and attain a meaningful impact in our local communities by supporting initiatives that improve food security, reduce child vulnerability and uplift education
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See how the Woolworths Trust funds have been used



Nestled in the Mtwalume community in the remote region of KwaZulu-Natal, is the inspiring non-profit organisation, THANDA.

Over the years, THANDA has been tirelessly working to strengthen food security and empower economically vulnerable households through its Organic Farming initiative.


Connecting hardworking women farmers in Nkomazi district to viable markets, TIMBALI believes in providing beneficiaries the opportunity to generate income, while supporting the local community with access to fresh produce.


How does The Woolworths Trust make a difference

In partnership with government, NGO’s and other organisations, the Trust focuses on areas where they can make a meaningful difference. They focus on offering funding for carefully chosen projects. Amongst others, they provide much-needed financial support to partners such as:


Foodforward SA, a partnership increasing the accessibility of food – effectively distributing surplus food through charity networks

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Living Soils Community Learning Farm, a pilot project to grow nutrient-rich food, in partnership with Spier Wine Farm and the Sustainability Institute

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Childsafe, a campaign of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa, which aims to create awareness of child injuries and how to prevent them


The National Education Collaboration Trust, a partnership between business, civil society and government that aims to improve educational outcomes

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Gift of the Givers, a long-term disaster relief partner

The Woolworths Trust also oversees the donation of hundreds of millions of rands worth of surplus food to thousands of charities around the country annually.

They further provide support to a wide range of causes through the involvement of Woolworths employees in their communities.