Reducing Health Inequalities funding

Health and Social Strategy grants and funds

South Edinburgh Funding Opportunity

This funding opportunity is for the development of a new Community Health Initiative (CHI) in the Liberton and Gilmerton Neighbourhood Partnership area.

An indicative budget of up to £65,000 per annum will be available for this work. The grant is expected to begin in September 2014.

To find out more, download the documents below.  Please note details of your proposal should be sent tosuzanne.lowden@edinburgh.gov.ukby noon on Thursday 7 August 2014.

Annual Third Sector Grants

Grants are awarded each year to third party organisations which help to reduce health inequalities across the city. Grant recommendations to a value of £1.5m were made through the Council’s Health Inequalitites Grant Programme in 2013/14. The aims are to

  • reduce health inequalities
  • sustain and improve physical and mental health and well-being.  

Read the Council Grants to Third Parties report for details of the grant awards.

A briefing session for the 2015/16 grants application process will be held in August. The session will also provide an opportunity to begin to discuss how we can work more co-productively in the future.  Anyone is welcome to attend including current providers, potential future providers and service users. The event is on

Wednesday 27th August 2014, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

Further information will be available here in early August.

Social Justice Fund

The Council set up the Social Justice Fund (SJF) to support joint social justice projects. Areas for priority are

  • access to employment and income maximisation

  • health improvement and tackling health inequality

  • community safety and youth action

  • One City inclusive actions.

Details of the fund and grant allocations for 2014 – 2015 can be found in the Social Justice Fund - Allocations report.

OneCity Trust

The OneCity Trust aims to promote social inclusion in the City of Edinburgh. The Trust carries out and funds projects that help alleviate the impact of inequalities and poverty among people in Edinburgh and advance and promote 

  • education
  • social welfare
  • human rights.

You can find out more about their work on their website.

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