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Community Advice Office Sustainability Project

National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2016–March 31, 2018
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices was initiated in 2005 as an alliance of seven civil society organizations aimed at strengthening and sustaining the community advice office sector in South Africa. It is committed to the long-term development of community advice offices as a way of ensuring access to justice within poor communities. Community advice offices provide free, basic legal advice and other social services to poor people. Past support assisted the grantee to link advice offices with relevant training opportunities and to conduct research to help articulate the value of community advice offices. This support will enable the grantee to conduct research and publish on matters related to the community advice office sector, advocate for state support of community advice offices, improve opportunities for community advice offices to access financial support from a variety of sources, and support the Association of Community Advice Offices of South Africa to strengthen its institutional capacity.