OneCity Trust

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Lord Provost's Suite,City Chambers, High Street
Edinburgh,Midlothian
EH1 1YJ

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SC034165

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The OneCity Trust aims to fund projects and initiatives that advance, facilitate and promote social inclusion amongst the people of Edinburgh.

The Trust places great emphasis on bringing together different groups to work together in innovative and creative ways to tackle the problems of social exclusion.

The mission of the OneCity Trust is to promote social inclusion 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 businesses 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.

The mission of the OneCity Trust is to promote social inclusion 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 businesses 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.

Building a Permanent Endowment

OneCity Trust was founded on the aim to build a permanent, invested endowment which will provide grantmaking income every year forever.  The more we have in that endowment, the more we can do this year and every year. We would really welcome your donation to the endowment, small or large, if you like the idea of making a contribution which will keep working in your name year after year.  Please mention the Endowment in your donation message.

Funding Social Inclusion Now

Every year our endowment income is supplemented by donations from people who want to tackle social exclusion now - this year or next.  Your donation will be added to the current year's grantmaking fund if you mention Now in your donation message.

Lord Provost's Rapid Action Fund

Each year the Trust allocates a proportion of its grantmaking to support a unique fund operated by the Lord Provost.  This Rapid Action Fund gives small donations to projects and organisations which need a grant urgently to achieve their aims.  You can donate directly to the Lord Provost's Rapid Action Fund by mentioning LPRAF in your donation message.

You can help tackle social exclusion across Edinburgh by making a donation now!

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