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 October 2014.

To find out more, download the Funding Opportunity documents below.  Please note details of your proposal should be sent to suzanne.lowden@edinburgh.gov.ukby noon on Friday 12 September 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.  An evaluation report of the grants awarded for 2012/13 is available to download below.

Health Inequalities Grants 2015/16

Organisations can now apply for grant funding for 2015/16. Existing Health Inequalities grant holders should complete the Grant Monitoring and Target Setting form which they should have received, along with Guidance Notes, by e-mail.

New applicants should complete the full grant application form which is available to download below. Please refer to the guidance notes, also available below, when completing the form.

All applications must be completed and returned to:

HSC.healthandsocialstrategy@edinburgh.gov.uk by Tuesday 7 October 2014

Decisions regarding the grants will be made by the Health, Social Care and Housing Committee at its meeting on 27 January 2015.

If you have any queries, please contact Suzanne Lowden on 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.

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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