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 to a value of £1.5m were made through the Council's Health Inequalities Grant Programme in 2015/16. The aims are to

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

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. 

An evaluation report of the Grants Programme for 2013/14 can be downloaded below.

Grants 2016/17

New Grants Programme Briefing

A briefing session for organisations wishing to apply to the City of Edinburgh Health and Inequalities Grant Programme for a 2016/17 grant will be held on:

 - Thursday 10 September at 10.00am to 12.00 pm

This briefing session will be held in the Midlothian Suite, Lothian Chambers, George IV Bridge.  Pleaese book a place by emailing:

If you need any further information on any aspect of the above grants approach, please contact: 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.

OneCity Trust

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 

  • education
  • social welfare
  • human rights.

You can find out more about their work on the OneCity Trust website.

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