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Legal Support Services for Non-Profit Organizations

Legal Resources Trust

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2007–March 31, 2009
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Legal Resources Trust provides legal support to civil society-based organizations on issues ranging from legal education and litigation to the administration of justice. Mott’s support is specifically directed at a project that provides legal and institutional assistance on how to establish, register, and administer nonprofit organizations. Through Mott’s grant, the trust has been able to provide training in nonprofit law by producing written resource materials on nonprofit legal matters. The grant also has supported advocacy to improve the legal and fiscal environment for nonprofits. This grant will continue to provide support for this project and assist the trust to ensure that its services also reach community-based organizations involved in local development and poverty eradication in poor and marginalized areas. The grant will further support the continued provision of legal education and training in nonprofit law to civil society-based organizations.