Governments have funded Citizen Advocacy programs for many decades. But Citizen Advocacy programs are frequently required to do more with less. Some have been required to undertake paid advocacy activities across an enlarged region while trying to maintain their Citizen Advocacy matching efforts. They have to do this without additional funding and staff and sometimes on a reduced budget. Such a mix of advocacy models forces existing staff into direct advocacy roles undermining the intended work of making many good matches.
The immediate drives out the long-term.
Citizen Advocacy Programs could make more life changing matches with more resources. The Purpose of the Citizen Advocacy Trust is to support Citizen Advocacy Programs to flourish as well as to provide support to communities who are seeking to start new Citizen Advocacy Programs.
Contact us if you are interested in starting a Citizen Advocacy Program or contributing to the financial sustainability of Citizen Advocacy.
You can contact the Citizen Advocacy Program nearest to you if you are interested in learning more and perhaps getting involved with an existing Program.
Capricorn Citizen Advocacy Inc.
Citizen Advocacy South Australia Inc (CASA)
Adelaide South, South Australia
Adelaide South,South Australia
The following programs provide a citizen advocacy function within a broader range of advocacy activities. A number might refer to their Citizen Advocacy activity as Volunteer Advocacy.