THE LIGHT TRUST
JUSTICE THROUGH EQUALITY.
The Light Trust is a 100%, truly Broad Based Black owned trust, with the principal objective to uplift and be a voice for the poor, marginalized and oppressed. This is achieved by providing financial support and strategic and operational assistance to Christian based organisations which focus on one or more of the following: education, unemployment, humanitarian work, healthcare and justice.
ADDRESSING INEQUALITY THROUGH A SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT MODEL
The Light Trusts seeks to create a storehouse of wealth and resources for the long term sustainability of its beneficiaries. This is achieved by building capital through acquiring equity stakes in various businesses. Such investment opportunities are sourced, reviewed, funded and structured by our fund managers, Gap Capital, who are experts in the field of private equity investment.
YOUR TRUE B-BBEE PARTNER
B-BBEE has a significant role to play in business in South Africa. Gap Capital structures investments in such a way that The Light Trust takes up an appropriate equity stake. This enables our investee companies and investors to maximise the benefits of the B-BBEE codes, as well as generate returns for its beneficiaries.
THE DOMINO FOUNDATION
The Domino Foundation is a non-profit organisation that creates essential structures geared to meet the needs of the vulnerable and impoverished in communities. They seek to assist and empower the most needy in communities to pave the way for a brighter tomorrow with the vision to equip individuals physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and spiritually to enable purpose-filled lives. The Domino effect is achieved through focused interventions which include: The Domino Foundation Babies’ Home; The Domino Foundation Feeding Programme; The Domino Foundation Early Childhood Development Programme and The Domino Foundation Life Skills Programme.
RED LIGHT ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Red Light is a non-profit organisation that fights for and supports the victims of human trafficking – including the sex trade, forced labour, child soldiers, drug mules and organ harvesting – the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. Their goal is to end human trafficking through public awareness, services to victims, advocacy, generating resources and training support to law officials.
iThemba Projects partners with the people of Sweetwaters (Mpumuza), to transform a generation of kids and teens through education and mentoring so that they may bring hope to their community, and be a light throughout South Africa.
Gavin Simpkins (Chairman)
NATIONAL LOTTERIES COMMISSION
Non-profit entities working for the public good are eligible for funding from the National Lotteries Commission. This covers a wide range of organisations including:
Non-profit organisations (NPOs), Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Section 21 companies, Public benefit trusts, Sporting bodies and sports clubs, Educational institutions, Recreational clubs; and, Cultural bodies.
Eligible organisations range from national structures right down to small community groups. We not only welcome applications from small organisations, but actively encourage them.