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National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices

Black Sash Trust

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $230,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2011
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices, hosted by the Black Sash Trust, is a network of organizations providing hands-on legal advice and other social services to poor and marginalized communities. Mott supported the alliance to conduct research on the size and scope of the community-based paralegal sector, the results of which are being used to advocate government for resources to fund advice offices, and in turn, help poor communities to gain access to justice. Mott support also enabled the alliance to develop an information technology system for advice offices, which will present a more accurate picture of the work done by these offices to government and other stakeholders. This grant renewal will support the alliance’s continued advocacy efforts aimed at improving access to justice for poor communities. The Black Sash Trust was established in 1955 as a voluntary white women’s organization working against the injustices of apartheid and became a trust in 1995.