Achieving sustainable well-being through entrepreneurship
Thrive combines business principles with community engagement, unlocking synergies between symbiotic enterprises within Hout Bay to address issues in water, energy, biodiversity, local food and waste with proven, replicable, triple bottom line solutions. The initiative creates jobs and income for local residents and generates social and environmental benefits for the broader community. Thrive facilitates the creation of social enterprises in Hout Bay, enhancing their chances of success. It selects proven solutions and helps the formation of a network of entrepreneurs by providing business support and mentorship. In parallel, Thrive’s community programme fosters a socially and environmentally aware and receptive Hout Bay community that acts as client, resource and beneficiary. Thrive’s enterprises include job-creating recycling projects, wetland alien vegetation clearing and water quality improvement, and a bicycle-based local food service linking growers with clients.
Thrive leads the initiative and manages the network of organisations.
The Hout Bay Partnership connects Thrive to potential partner organisations and community members in Hout Bay.
The Environmental Resource Management Department, City of Cape Town, provides policy advice, connections to City of Cape Town government departments and support for the initiative.
The Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town provides expert advice and assistance with environmental research and projects.
The Environmental Conservation Group of Hout Bay and Llandudno provides additional capacity and expertise.
Project 90 x 2030 connects Thrive to environmental organisations and initiatives.