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01875 615 423

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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


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

We will engage with 8-14 year olds who are in one of the following target groups: looked after children, siblings of additional needs children, young people attached to CAMHS/mental health services, looked after young people and those with chaotic lifestyles and home environments.

We aim to have lots of fun and choice in activities while fostering a culture of healthy self-respect, positivity, increased self-confidence and motivation.  With greater awareness of acceptable behaviour we hope to bring positivity and nurture to children that are experiencing very difficult and challenging lifestyles.


Volunteer with us! It will be a rewarding and challenging experience where you will be attend bespoke and targeted training.



Would you like to learn a new hobby; try some activities that you’ve always wanted to do; or have some special time dedicated to you with a befriender?


Referrals for one to one befriending can come from anyone working with a young person, aged 8-14, living within East Lothian.

My name is Sally Harris.  I am the #engagebefriending coordinator.

To get in touch, my email address is

Or Send Me a Message

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