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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 $20,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2011
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of

About this grant

The National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices, a project of Black Sash Trust, is a network of organizations that provide 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 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 increase will enable the alliance to employ a coordinator in KwaZulu-Natal province to implement tasks identified by stakeholders in that province. 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.