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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


02 | Organisations


Our Health Check provides organisations and groups to an opportunity to review their current practices, operations, responsibilities and governance. As a result of undertaking our Health Check you are able to identify any areas that require some action or improvement.

We are delighted to announce the launch of our MOT Healthcheck, which will help ensure good governance and benefit Third Sector organisations. Our MOT has been specifically designed to help organisations ensure their governance is at the happiest possible standard. The MOT comprises of 5 key strands that focus on governance areas. You can opt to work through our MOT one strand at a time, or complete all 5 strands for a full healthcheck. Support will be available to remedy any issues that arise as a result of the healthcheck.

Access the MOT Healthcheck here


The Volunteer Friendly Award is a simple, user-friendly quality standard designed by Volunteer Centre Dundee to support, recognise and reward groups in Scotland who are good at involving volunteers. Volunteer Friendly involves looking at what you do and how you do it. Click here to see more.


We deliver an open programme of interactive training on various aspects of  organisation and volunteer management. We also provide tailed training to meet the specific needs of an organisation.

Throughout the year we hold a series of events and gatherings, including network lunches, funding surgeries and fairs.

View our calendar of Training & Events