The Born Free Foundation
Due to our involvement with the African region we support The Born Free Foundation. The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by the actors Bill Travers MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free,and their son, Will Travers OBE, the charity’s President. Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild. Born Free never forgets the individual.
Their work to prevent individual animal suffering, protect threatened species and keep wildlife in the wild sets us apart from the rest.
This is why Born Free is supported by celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Martin Clunes, Bryan Adams, Rachel Hunter, Helen Worth, Jenny Seagrove, Graham Norton, Amanda Holden and Martin Shaw. Together we reach out to the public, the media and our business friends, who actively support and fund projects and campaigns, helping hundreds of thousands of animals worldwide.
Community Treasury Trust Programmes
Hanover Merchant Capital via The LR and Luxury Hotel development plan to set aside up to 15% of the project development profit to underwrite a perpetual Community Trust Programme for the local previously disadvantaged community, assisting with modern housing, child & adult education, local co-op store and community micro-financing, and other needs.
Absolute maximisation of financial returns alone is not an exclusive priority. Strong social initiatives for local community development are also key priorities. New investment & development are primary engines for local economies, driving sustainable health, education, employment gains and other community benefits. Profitable investment through responsible development generates and supports various structured social initiatives for sustainable local community empowerment.
Driving social upliftment and local empowerment initiatives include a 2.5% Levy on Property Sales (paid by Purchaser) tied to land title in perpetuity repeats on future re-sales with potential additional funding contributions from State & NGO bodies such as: Development Bank of Southern Africa, Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation helping the local community trust with representative trustees from Hanover Merchant Capital, elected regional officials and local community representatives. Potential PBO funding examples: community housing community, healthcare community, education, SMME business loans and farming start-up assistance.