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General Purposes

Community Law and Rural Development Centre

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2016
  • Location Durban, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of

About this grant

Established in 1989, the Community Law and Rural Development Centre has a network of 20 advice offices that provide free legal advice and other services to poor communities in rural areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. Past support assisted the grantee to train and mentor paralegals within advice offices and to seek ways for these advice offices to remain sustainable. The paralegals assisted thousands of people with cases relating to legal recourse and recovered millions of rands on behalf of clients. This grant support will allow the grantee to continue to train paralegals and advice office management committees on topics including fundraising, financial management, and governance. It will also provide ongoing legal education to paralegals to ensure that they are up to date with changes in relevant laws.