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Brighter Future

The Brighter Future Story

Brighter Future was initiated by a group of business minded individuals who volunteered for a variety of NPO Organisations.  They soon realised that the biggest gap in the South African NPO Network is business skills. Many NPO’s are started due to a passion for a specific cause without giving thought to the long-term sustainability of the organisation.  In South Africa alone, there are over 200 000 NPOs that are all competing for the same resources and have similar dreams.

Brighter Future aims to educate, empower and support a network of NPOs to build the required business skills needed to create organisations that are sustainable in the long term.  This includes providing educational support, information and materials to this network.  In addition, Brighter Future will manage fundraising initiatives for specific projects in partnership with other selected NPOs.  These projects will be selected based on Brighter Future’s primary objective to empower the most vulnerable.

Our Dream:  To Create Brighter Futures in Africa

Our Mission:  To create a sustainable NPO Network that actively shares learning, ideas and experiences in order to build a Brighter Future for all South Africans.

Sanctuary Project is an initiative of Brighter Future that is used to put the tools, learning and ideas into practice before sharing with other organisations. 

About Sanctuary Project

Sanctuary Project started 10 years ago, when it’s founding member, Bruce Wilson, rescued his first parrot. Since then it has grown in scale to include a number of different aspects of animal rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming.

Our current initiatives include:

  • #CROWDepot: We are the official CROW Depot for the Upper Highway Area.  During the breeding season up to 30 injured birds and wildlife per week are provided a temporary place of safety.  These animals are then released back into the wild, or where long-term rehabilitation is required transferred to CROW Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation.
  • #2025by2025:  We have initiated a community outreach program where we work with a network of animal rescue organisations to sterilise domestic pets in rural areas.  Our goal is to sterilise 2025 animals by 2025.
  • #ParrotSanctuary:  We also have five aviaries where we keep parrots that require rehoming due to a variety of reasons and where possible we rehome these birds.

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Donations to date

R 125 460.28

Fundraising target

R 432 000.00

Donor Messages

Nikki McCabe
Brilliant idea.....we should start this as a trend
Barbara Bouwer
Happy Birthday Bruce ! What a wonderful gesture ! Barbara Bouwer
Cathy Keegan
Bhekani Malunga's dog Bruno from Edu Paw will be sterilized on Monday 22nd Oct through this amazing initiative and he me gave R100 toward this.
Inn Afrika bed and breakfast
Inn Afrika bed and breakfast supports you. Well done.
Laura Konig
Bruce, here's to a fantastic 50th & an even more fantastic way of celebrating it! May your intentions go a long way to freeing our beloved animals of unnecessary suffering. Love Laura Konig
Go Bruce!
R500 (Maureen and Ted) ; R50 (Mom)
Mandy Greenaway
Thank you !
Russ and Heidi
Happy Birthday and equally important is the good work you’re doing with these sterilisations.

Activity feed

Dad donated R 1 028 to Brighter Future via Eden 18/4/18
14 Jul 2019 R 1 028
Diane donated USD $ 38 to Brighter Future via Lea’s 50/4/50!
05 Jul 2019 USD 38
Candice Roux donated R 103 to Brighter Future via #2025by2025 Sterilization Campaign
04 Jul 2019 R 103
Sandy donated R 514 to Brighter Future via Lea’s 50/4/50!
25 Jun 2019 R 514
Niel and Marilyn donated R 154 to Brighter Future via Gina- Running For Paws 2019
12 Jun 2019 R 154