Edinburgh’s Social Inclusion charity

Rt. Hon Lord Provost, Frank Ross

President : Frank Ross, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh

The mission of the OneCity Trust is to fight inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh. It is an independent charity which is uniquely linked to the city.

The Trust was established in 2003 in response to the OneCity report of the Lord Provost’s Commission on Social Exclusion. It uses the idea of a ‘community foundation’ to give people and organisations a means to reach across the divides of the city and support those who are excluded from the community. A permanent endowment was established with a donation from the City of Edinburgh Council, which the Trust has added to over the years, and continues to build.

In 2012 with the creation of the ‘Lord Provost’s Rapid Action Fund’ the Trust acquired the ability to raise funds specifically for the purpose of giving out grants (rather than rely solely on the interest from the Trust).

Main Grant Funding Programme

Coronavirus – COVID-19 The One City Trust (OCT) – Main Grant Funding Programme 2020

• Staff are working remotely and are unable to access any paper applications submitted at this time. Please email any queries, questions or applications to: 2021applications@onecity.org.uk   A response to your email will be issued as soon as possible.

• Applications are very welcome and still being accepted for the Main Grant Programme Fund and will close on Friday 8 May 2020. Please indicate on your application if you can start your project amid the COVID19 pandemic, or advise if the project is ready to progress once the current restrictions are lifted?

Help Us Any Time

To support inequality and exclusion in Edinburgh by making a donation to the OneCity Trust, click here:

donate now