Bidvest Protea Coin has in the past been involved in various community projects dating as far back as the inception of the company. Some of these projects include projects designed to improve skills development, entrepreneurial development, employment creation for the youth and general security training, to mention just a few. On the 24th of March 2017, the National Skills Authority held its National Skills Conference and Awards. Nominees for the awards included, Bidvest Protea Coin, various SETAs, National Departments, Provincial Departments, State Owned Enterprises, Municipalities and Companies (Large/SMMEs). Bidvest Protea Coin was awarded gold (1st place) for The Best Community Project based on its 2014-2016 performance. The outcome of the awards was very important for Bidvest Protea Coin because the event acknowledged the contribution we have made in the community we serve by increasing development and reducing the cycle of poverty. The CEO Mr van Niekerk congratulated the Human Resources division, including the training component, for this major achievement and reiterated that, "If we, during our operations continue to show support to those who are less privileged, then we will attract the accolades that are due to us- well done."