Grant making

Results oriented grants aim to facilitate legal empowerment with increased protection of womens rights to land, property, safety and security. Grant making enables our partners to expand and sustain the accessibility of legal aid services. Additionally, grants offer opportunities for institutional strengthening of the recipient, which contributes to sustainability of legal aid. (Refer to Grants section for information on our grantees).

Capacity Development

The LSF supports legal aid providers institutionally and technically, which will assist in their resource mobilization. A further contribution is made to increase accountability, transparency and quality of legal aid delivery. This in turn will positively impact on the institutional and services acceptability to duty bearers, which assists in creating a conducive environment for legal empowerment.

Partnerships, Networking and Fundraising

This aims to substantiate and accelerate LSF inputs, to generate financial resources and provides access to centers of expertise. It includes support to effective legal aid networks and to alliances for protection of human rights.


The LSF is pro-active in coordinating efforts toward justice for all, in particular for women. Legal aid provider driven design of approaches for urban legal empowerment” and for Zanzibar Legal empowerment, are just two examples.


Learning is promoted by rigorously establishing what works and what not. We pilot different approaches and systematically monitor our partners, which informs the direction of the program. Serving public accountability and to contribute to the knowledge base of legal aid, education and empowerment in relation to access to justice, a wide spectrum of professional communication is maintained.