East Membership Region (Postcodes EH, KY, TD, DD6)

Edinburgh City Mission support the most vulnerable people living in the city, they provide outreach services to reach as many people as possible, offer befriending support and assist those who facing challenges in their lives. In Edinburgh 22% of households live on incomes below the poverty threshold and funding would be used to host a weekly sit-down meal service for those most in need.

LoveOliver is a small charity which funds research into childhood cancer and provides practical support for families affected by it. They run a drop-in cafe at The Howat Hub, opposite Edinburgh’s Children’s Hospital, which is run solely by volunteers and is currently open 2 days a week, funding would be used to employ a full-time member of staff to allow the cafe to open full time.

The School Bank West Lothian helps to reduce child poverty for families experiencing financial hardship in West Lothian. They confidentially supply school uniforms and other essential items on a referral basis and funding would be used to enhance the offerings provided to include pre-school children, a Winter jacket & shoes provision and reach more families as demand increases.