Get Involved

Give a gift:

‘Friends of Sophiatown’ give a monthly gift to support our heritage work: click here for our banking details and registration form to become a Friend.

‘Friends of Fr Huddleston Centre’ support our work with young people helping them to take significant steps in fulfilling their potential. One-off gifts, named bursaries and monthly commitments are all welcome in our quest to change the lives of young people through timely grants.

To support a specific type of bursary contact:

Special projects in Sophiatown

General support is always welcome to help fund unusual and special projects, like our water recycling tanks (thanks to David and Heloise and colleagues of Standard Bank!); and our ‘Memorial Map’ (thanks Design Indaba and Local Studio).

Contact: to find out about our latest projects

Become a sponsor or corporate investor to Sophiatown the Mix:

You’ve read about BizCre8 and Ek Se! – if you’d like to help emerging green or creative enterprises, or endow an Award or Bursary – call us on 011 673 1271. We are proud to announce the forthcoming BizCre8 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards to recognise value-based entrepreneurship.

Like to carry your brand as Sponsor on our programmes? You can choose from – Jazz Encounters, Kofifi Kultcha Club, or the Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Festival © we’d be delighted to partner with you. We can co-create a programme to carry your brand values – for instance our ‘I Am Hero’ young person’s programme.

Opportunities exists for social investment funding, enterprise development spend in BizCre8 or Navig8 – our millennial and graduate development programming. Please contact us on 011 673 1271.

We look forward to meeting you!


Enquire about our volunteering opportunities by sending us a short introduction to yourself, where you live, how much time you have to volunteer, and your specific interest (eg governance, fundraising, training, marketing).

Send an email to us at with volunteer request in subject line.


Mentoring is a serious personal commitment to our entrepreneurs, or to our hard working staff team. If you have a regular amount of time and identify with our values, then we’d love to meet you.
Please contact Brendon on 011 673 1271 and come and meet us face to face for an informal coffee.

We don’t pay corporate rates to mentor a young business, but you’re already an experienced and valued tax-payer, so you’re looking to create a social benefit through your time and expertise, compassion and commitment!

We provide a framework for mentoring, agreed goals and roles, and we support with facilities, technology and a personal approach to each mentor and mentee.

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