Reducing Health Inequalities funding
Health and Social Strategy grants and funds
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 Inequalities 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. An evaluation report of the grants awarded for 2012/13 is available to download below.
Health inequalities grants 2015/16
Applications for Health Inequalities grants for 2015/16 are now closed. Decisions regarding grant awards for 2015/16 were made by the Health, Social Care and Housing Committee at its meeting on 27 January 2015 and can be found in the Reducing Health Inequalities in Edinburgh report.
A new approach to grants to third party organisations is currently being developed. It is hoped that the new approach will be agreed at the CEC Health, Social Care and Housing Committee in June 2015 and be implemented from 2016 onwards. As part of this process, about 30 providers and other groups took part in a initial co-production event at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on 27 August 2014. Participants discussed what works well, what needs to be changed and what they'd like to see in the future. Some of the suggestions will be taken forward in the development of the new approach.
Further discussion and input from local communities and providers is now required to refine some of the suggestions. To enable this discussion to take place further events will be take place at:
Tuesday 9 March at 9.30am-12.30pm (for providers) and
Thursday 12 March 2015 at 9.30am-12.30pm (for communities and service users).
Both events will take place in the McDonald Rooms Conference Centre, 95 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4NS.
To reserve a place at either event please email the Health and Social Strategy Team at (HSC.email@example.com) and state which event is appropriate
If you need any further information on any aspect of the above grants approach, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0131 469 3877.
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. Allocations for 2015 - 2016 can be found in the Social Justice Fund - Allocations 2015/16.
The OneCity Trust aims to promote social inclusion in Edinburgh. The Trust carries out and funds projects that help alleviate the impact of inequalities and poverty among people in the city and advance and promote
- social welfare
- human rights.
You can find out more about their work on the OneCity Trust website.