- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2015–May 31, 2017
- Location Johannesburg, South Africa
- Geographic Focus South Africa
About this grant
The Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (commonly referred to as HIVOS – South Africa) is part of the Dutch-based nongovernmental organization, HIVOS – Netherlands, which was established in the 1950s and works in many countries around the world to alleviate poverty and build stronger civil societies. The Multi-Agency Grants Initiative, managed by HIVOS – South Africa, is a collaborative venture among various donors in South Africa. Its purpose is to provide a responsive mechanism for making small grants to community-based organizations, including community-based advice offices. Past support enabled the grantee to regrant to community advice offices in the Free State province that provide free legal advice and related support to poor people and to support training and mentoring activities to strengthen the advice offices. This grant will allow the grantee to continue to provide financial and institutional strengthening support to six advice offices in the Free State province.