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We rely 100% on donations and sponsorships! 

We are a registered TRUST, certified Public Benefit Organization and registered NPO. All donations are eligible for a  Section 18a Tax Certificate and The Little Optimist Trust is a B-BBEEE Level 1 Contributor. 

The Little Optimist Trust has a number of income streams.

Click on the relevant tab below to find out more!

Please support us!


CASH DONATIONS ( any amount welcome and appreciated)

Little Optimist Bank account :

ACCOUNT NUMBER 114 190 7372

Reference: Your Name

Please email proof and request a tax exemption certificate if you need one;

Use SnapScan to easily make a donation of any amount.  Every cent is appreciated.


Thank you for supporting the work of The Little Optimist Trust. We have a number of payment options for international donations:


Direct International Transfer

ACCOUNT NUMBER 114 190 7372

There are presently two tiers of sponsorship, namely Platinum and Gold.

Current sponsors:


Two Oceans Marine 







There is still opportunity for two more sponsors to come onboard.

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Sponsorship partner.


Sponsor an Optimist boat to participate in The Great Optimist Race annually and spend the rest of the year giving children sailing experiences at the Optimist Sailing Academy. Contact us for more information.

We do regular school and youth center visits where we inspire the children to look beyond their present circumstances with optimism and hope.

It is always great to have some goodies and treats to share with them.

Contact us if you are keen to be part of spreading the joy.

Greg Bertish’s highly acclaimed movie, OPTIMIST, tells the story of his daring trip on an Optimist Dinghy around the Cape of Storms.

We regularly host movie nights where we air this movie, followed by a small auction, all to raise funds for our Trust.

If you would like to host a movie night or donate items to be auctioned, please contact us

The Little Optimist has a heart for fun and adventure, so we regularly conjure up fantastical experiences to engage with our supporters and raise much needed funds for The Little Optimist Trust.

The Great Optimist Race  is our primary fundraiser every year and fast becoming the most unique and amazing charity event in Cape Town.

Keep an eye on our Events page and email us at if you would like to get involved with our epic adventures. 

The Little Optimist Trust is proud to be a registered beneficiary of the Woolworths MySchoolMyVillageMyPlanet program. Individuals are now able to sign up for a card, and choose our organisation as their beneficiary. It is a fast and easy way to support out Trust and the work we do with vulnerable and marginalised kids. 

If you already have a MySchool or Woolworths card, please follow this link:

If you are new to the program, sign up HERE

We are a registered TRUST & certified Public Benefit Organization with Section 18a Tax Exemption. 

PBO Number: 930060059

NPO Number: 228- 978 NPO

Trust Number: IT002355/2016(C)

We rely 100% on donations and sponsorship and can issue you with a Tax Exemption Certificate for all donations.

Any Sponsorship or Donations are welcome! Thank You.