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Advice Office Support

Centre for Community Justice and Development

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2015–June 30, 2017
  • Location Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of

About this grant

The Centre for Community Justice and Development was established in 2012 and works to further access to justice and to protect human rights through the law. It serves as an umbrella body to 15 advice offices in rural parts of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa and provides them with financial and material resources. The advice offices provide legal advice and related services to poor people living in these areas. Past support enabled the grantee to support the 15 advice offices through: training on topics including fundraising, financial management, administration, planning, and reporting; providing back-up legal services; and collating their cases through a central case management system. This grant will enable the grantee to continue training the advice offices toward greater independence and assist the advice offices to fundraise independently to secure their sustainability in the long term. This grant has been made possible by a partnership with Atlantic Philanthropies in support of the community advice office sector.