GRATA FUND

People Powered Justice

Grata Fund


Our movement supports people to access the courts to protect and advance the rights and freedoms of everyone. 

The Grata Community does this by chipping in to remove the enormous financial barriers to court and by supporting people to integrate litigation with strategic movement-driven campaigns.

By holding decision-makers accountable in court and pushing back against unfairness, our movement can relieve hardship for millions of Australians.

We’re inspired by game-changing court cases that have disrupted unjust laws around the world. We believe the time has come for Australians to get their day in court too.

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How we make it happen

We Unite.

We Unite.


We unite our movement of bold lawyers, expert activists and brave champions willing to take unfairness on in court

We Pinpoint.

We Pinpoint.


We work with the Australian community to pinpoint vital legal cases that protect or advance rights and freedoms

We Fund.

We Fund.


Our community chips in to fund expensive litigation costs and unlock the power of the court

 


We’re inspired by game changing court cases that have disrupted unjust laws around the world. We think it's time Australians were empowered to bring important litigation too.

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US citizens came together to defeat Trump's Muslim Ban in court

 “Our courts today worked as they should: as bulwarks against government abuse", said the ACLU's Executive Director on the win.


 

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Dutch people held their Government accountable for their failures on climate change.

“States are meant to protect their citizens, and if politicians will not do this of their own accord, then the courts are there to help”, said Marjan Minnesma of Urgenda, who coordinated the challenge.

For the first time, citizens held their government accountable failing to keep them safe from climate change. The court ruled that the Dutch government must reduce emissions by 25% by the end of 2020.


 

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The LGBTIQ movement was victorious in their fight for marriage equality in the Supreme Court

The most important American civil rights case in a generation declared same-sex marriage legal across the United States. The victory followed years of collaboration between equality activists, lawyers and couples seeking the right to be married and was celebrated around the world as a victory for love.


 

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A functioning democracy with checks and balances is crucial for all of us. 

Together we can ensure our democratic rights and freedoms are protected.

$100 could fund court filing fees and printing costs;

$250 could the legal work needed to prepare for these landmark legal challenges;

$500 could fund research to strengthen our democracy through greater transparency and accountability for politicians and  challenges to laws that criminalise journalists, charities, and whistleblowers for speaking out;

$1,000 could fund adverse costs protection for journalists, charities and whistleblowers.

If you’d like to invest in long term change you can make a regular contribution to Grata fund. Click here to become a Justice Defender.

The financial barriers to justice are real and that’s why we need you to join the movement by making a tax deductible donation to help get these landmark cases to the courts.

If we raise more than the cost of this campaign, your donation will be used to help cover the cost of ongoing, important Grata work.