Help for Organisations

If you need third sector support, please reach out to us via phone at 01875 615 423 or email at

East Lothian Council have added a new section to their website community support is on hand.

​East Lothian Council now has a COVID-19 focused page. East Lothian Council continues to add information to its website pages dealing with the COVID 19 outbreak. Many questions you may still have may well be answered here. Please remember this webpage can be accessed on your mobile phone by selecting the ‘tile’ specific to COVID 19 through the App. The App is easy to download here


Please also remember the ELC 24/7 Contact Centre remains operational. Of interest to you are the following numbers: 


1. The general contact centre number: 01620 827827

2. The Adult social care number: 01875 824309 

3. The Children social care number: 01875 824309

Please Note that this number is NOT for health concerns related to the virus; for those you should refer to the NHS website here.

If there is anything you think should be added to this page--or have any other questions or concerns--please contact our admin support, Gordon, at

Guidance from the sector

Many organisations are creating resources.

Visit the websites for more information;


Working together with other stakeholder to support the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. With Resources from the sector​.

Young Scot

Resources on coronavirus for young people. Find out more about what's happening and the simple steps you can take to help prevent catching COVID-19 and spreading to others.


Guidance for charities based on some of the frequent queries we are receiving.


For advice & information from Social Enterprise Scotland visit their website

Volunteer Scotland

Practical guidance 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).

Help For Heroes


Official health guidance

For up-to-date information and news on coronavirus (COVID-19), see the following websites:


Working together with other stakeholder to support the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. With Resources from the sector​.

UK Government 

Information from the government on;

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

Scottish Government

Information and advice about the the latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in Scotland.

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Contact Us

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