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Community Advice Office Support Project


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $160,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2020–December 31, 2021
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The project goal is to increase access to justice for poor and marginalized communities in South Africa. To this end, ProBono.Org will work closely with community advice offices in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Past support assisted the grantee to consolidate its work with community advice offices in the Gauteng province. With a narrowed focus, the grantee increased the quality of support it provided to advice offices. With this grant, ProBono.Org intends to continue its support to community advice offices and increase its reach in the Gauteng province. Key interventions include back-up legal services, capacity-building, and financial support to community advice offices. The grantee is a nonpartisan civil society organization that subscribes to the values of transformative constitutionalism, the rule of law, and social justice. Its primary focus is to harness the skills and expertise of legal practitioners to deliver pro bono civil legal assistance to organizations working for social justice and to expand access to justice for low-income, vulnerable, and marginalized communities.