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

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 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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