Children's Services Section 10 Funding

Section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 allows East Lothian Council to make contributions, by way of grants or loans, to any voluntary organisation whose sole purpose is the promotion of social welfare.

Before submitting an application for funding you should ensure your proposal meets at least one of the East Lothian Children's Services partnership priorities as follows:

  • improving children and young people's rights
  • improving children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
  • implementing a Whole Family Wellbeing approach 

Your application must also fit with at least one of the current East Lothian Council Children's Services service priorities:

  • taking a children's rights approach, ensuring our practice and our service prevents the need for children and young people to leave their family where this is safely possible. 
  • building capacity in our internal care resources
  • bringing children and young people back to East Lothian from external placements
  • working with families to reduce the impact of child poverty through income maximization and access to local resources.

Please note that making an application does not guarantee that funding will be granted as funds are limited and we are required to assess where best funds should be allocated.

Apply for Section 10 Funding Grant Scheme