Partners & Funders

The supporters who help power the dream

A big thank you to DG Murray Trust (DGMT) and Murray & Roberts who provided initial investment and to the Yellowwoods/Hollard Trust for strategic input in the development phase. Going forward, SmartStart has commitments from DGMT, Yellowwoods/Hollard Trust and a third donor (with whom we are busy finalising the agreement) as founders/investors for the registered not-for-profit company (NPC) start-up phase.

Thank you too for all the contributions and insights SmartStart received in the design phase from many different NGOs and individuals working for a better future for South African children. Through various meetings, thinktanks and individual consultations we got thoughtful and expert input from many different role-players. We would like to acknowledge and appreciate the value they have added to the development of this programme and their ongoing generosity and support - particularly to Ntataise, Cotlands, Khululeka, TREE, LETCEE, Lesedi and ELRU, as well as many other passionate individuals working in the ECD field.

Get involved! Find out how

To find out more about SmartStart and how you can get involved, contact Carol-Ann Foulis or Justine Jowell at

You can also contact us on 078 277 0851.