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01875 615 423

56 High Street


EH33 1HH


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About Us

STRiVE is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for East Lothian. We provide support, learning and development opportunities for both Individuals and Organisations.

Copyright © 2019 Strive is a wholly owned subsidiary of VDEL. VDEL is a company limited by guarantee and is recognised in Scotland as a Charity. Company Limited by guarantee No. SC230099 Scottish Charity No. SC029045


Coronavirus Information

Our aim is to provide clear and accurate information that will help volunteers and volunteer involving organisations during the Covid-19 epidemic.

We understand that the whole volunteer system will be under pressure to continue providing a service, while communities will self-manage and create new opportunities for individuals to help and respond to some of the coming challenges.  
Our aim is to support these developments by providing both organisations and members of the public wishing to volunteer with safe and practical advice and guidance; our main task is to minimise the spread of coronavirus and keep volunteers safe.
Contact us via email on if you have any further questions.


Working together with other stakeholder to support the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources from the sector

Volunteer Scotland

Guidance in order to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the health and wellbeing of volunteers (as well as those that they volunteer for and with).


Health information and advice on if you have coronavirus symptoms, How long to stay at home and How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

UK Government

Information from the government on;

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK, Guidance for employers and businesses


Charities and Coronavirus: An update from the regulator


Our Services


The Volunteers search engine for opportunities in East Lothian. There are over 200 opportunities to choose from! 


Looking for help or support locally? Search our online directory of voluntary organisations providing services and activities in East Lothian.


Engage is a youth befriending project which will be delivered across areas of deprivation in East Lothian.


STRiVE Adventure has been operating in East Lothian for almost 15 years. Our instructors and youth workers have a vast array of skills, knowledge and experience and deliver programmes for people aged from 8 years old up to adults.


STRiVE facilitates an elected representation system, where local delegates are elected into positions to represent the East Lothian Third Sector at Community Planning and Health and Social Care meetings.


Our Community Support & Wellbeing Team will work with you to get you on a positive and individual path to resolving the challenges you face.


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