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Our Causes


At Hilton College, we welcome donations to any of the four meaningful causes we advance.

We intentionally have four separate causes or funds, this allows you to contribute to a project you’re passionate about. However, it goes without saying that we’ll gratefully accept donations towards any project that doesn’t specifically fit any of these categories.

The uMngeni Fund for the Estate

Our Estate, also known as the Hilton College Nature Reserve, is unique to our school. Generations of Hiltonians fondly remember exploring the Gwens Valley with its beautiful waterfalls, tubing down the uMngeni River, or spending lazy days at Pinnacles or Rolling Stones. In many boys, the Estate cultivates a deep appreciation of wildlife and conservation. In this time of climate change and environmental degradation, our Estate is a one of a kind educational platform on the natural world.

The uMngeni Fund goes towards maintaining the Hilton Estate and funding conservation and educational environment-related community projects.

The Vula Fund for Social Responsibility

The Vula Programme at Hilton College is our Hiltonian Society’s community outreach programme, created to raise the teaching standard of high school Mathematics and Physical Science at schools in disadvantaged communities.

Vula is the standout organisation of its kind in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. It has earned a reputation for delivering relevant, meaningful and cost-effective educational interventions and development opportunities since 2001.

The Vula Fund supports the modern technologies, innovative teaching methods and experienced facilitators that bring about powerful social outcomes

The Lift Up Your Hearts Fund for Human Capital

As part of our Plan for Every Hilton Boy strategy, we embrace diversity. We actively aim to attract and, if necessary, support boys from different backgrounds. To create a rich experience for all Hilton boys, it’s essential that we have representation across various socio-economic, urban and rural upbringings (including sons of old boys), and also diverse interests and abilities.

The Lift Up Your Hearts Fund grants financial aid (bursaries and scholarships) to boys of families for whom our school fees are out of reach.

The Pinnacles Fund for Campus Infrastructure

Our school has magnificent buildings and grounds and a nature reserve that’s arguably beyond compare. These assets contribute to the exceptional learning experience we offer our boys. To remain a world-leading school, we must maintain the campus and build new facilities.

The Pinnacles Fund supports the upkeep of our school campus and funds new infrastructure projects.