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Open call for Organisational Development Grants

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was established in 2005. Our mission is to promote and advance human rights, democratic governance, the rule of law, and access to justice in Southern Africa through strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity strengthening.

SALC believes in promoting democratic values, human dignity, substantive equality, social justice, and non-discrimination. We focus our work on marginalised communities facing legal, social, and environmental justice challenges.

SALC is excited to announce its open call to support emerging civil society organisations in Southern Africa through small organisational development grants.

The long-term goal of this project is to build stronger, more resilient organisations with greater capacity to advocate for human rights and social justice in Southern Africa. The funding will be accompanied by technical support from SALC to support organisational development and financial resilience.


Community-based organisations (CBOs) based in the following countries can submit applications: Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

This call is now closed. If you do not receive a response from us within two months from the closing date of the application, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Operations and Organisational Strengthening

Since 2020, SALC has been fortunate to support emerging civil society organisations in Southern Africa through organisational strengthening grants. Currently, our sub-grants focus on community-based social justice organisations that promote the rights of persons with disabilities, sex workers, lesbian, gay and transgender persons, and women. These small sub-grants are combined with training and technical assistance to our partners to strengthen their financial, human resources and resource-mobilization.

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List of Partner Organisations
Country Partner
  • Balck Queer DocX (BQDX)
  • Lesbians Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO)


  • Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM)
  • TransSwati
  • Seinoli Legal Centre
  • Swaziland Rural Women Assembly
  • Federation of Women Lawyers Lesotho (FIDA Lesotho)
  • The Peoples’ Matrix Association
  • Angaza Foundation
  • Art & Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo)
  • Disabled Women In Africa (DIWA)
  • Female Sex Workers Association (FSWA)
  • Youth Watch Society (YOWSO)
  • The Young Feminist Movement Namibia (Y-Fem)
  • African Trans Womens Alliance (ATWA)
  • Kasanka Trust Limited
  • Participation Education and Action for Community Empowerment (PEACE)
  • TransBantu Association Zambia (TBZ)
  • Zambia Land Alliance
  • Ability in Disability Trust (TAD)
  • Disability, HIV and AIDS Trust (DHAT)
  • Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)
  • Intersex Community of Zimbabwe (ICoZ)
  • Trans Research Education Advocacy and Training (TREAT)