C2E 2star - 2018.jpg
East Lothian Council.jpg
The Scottish Government logo.png

Contact Us

01875 615 423

56 High Street


EH33 1HH


  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon


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


06 | About


We provide support, learning and development opportunities for both individuals and organisations through our Volunteering, Organisational Support, Youth, Adventure and Wellbeing teams.

Interfaces were created:

  • To provide a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector within their local area.

  • To ensure that the third sector is effectively supported and represented at the local level.

They have one mission at their heart: to build empowered, resilient communities with a thriving third sector. We promote and encourage informal learning, leadership development and community capacity building across our services.

Our themed forums and networks facilitate third sector participation and representation in local community planning.


Management Team

  • Eliot Stark | Chief Executive

  • Linda McNeill | Depute Chief Executive

  • Louise Bluett | Business Support Officer

Third Sector Interface Team

  • Yvonne Stoddart | Coordinator – Organisation Support

  • Louise Marongiu| Coordinator – Policy & Networks

  • Lorraine Johnston | Volunteer Development Worker

  • Gordon Scott | IT & Admin Support

  • Dean McCann | Saltire Admin Assistant

  • Margaret Brown | Receptionist


  • Maureen Allan | Community Support & Wellbeing Manager

  • Carol Reddick | Community Link Practitioner

  • Tracey Redpath | Community Link Practitioner

  • Laura Hughes | Community Link Practitioner

  • Jacqueline Lawson| Community Link Practitioner

  • Elaine Morrice | Community Support Coordinator 

  • Calum Gray | Admin Assistant


  • Stevie Boyle | Manager Adventure Learning

  • Sally Harris | Engage Befriending Coordinator

East Lothian Social Enterprise Network

  • Elaine Gale | Social Enterprise Officer

Our Vision

Involved, active and inspired communities

Our Mission

We inspire and support people and organisations to develop and become active members of their community

Our Values

Trust | Integrity, openness and honesty

Create | Dynamic and forward thinking

Care | Passionate about what we do

Inspire | Inclusive and resourceful