‘Everybody’s Edinburgh’ – A Third Sector Manifesto

We are delighted to introduce ‘Everybody’s Edinburgh’ – A Third Sector Manifesto.

This is a call to action to candidates in the upcoming local elections to prioritise the wellbeing of Edinburgh’s citizens.

Developed in consultation with Edinburgh’s Third Sector, this manifesto calls for a commitment for greater unity between political parties and across sectors to tackle the growing inequalities in our communities, and ensure the best interests of the people of Scotland, and in our Capital, are met. It highlights some of the key issues that affect Edinburgh’s citizens and provides actions and objectives that can be undertaken and achieved through better collaborative working, and by investing in Edinburgh’s communities to create a solid foundation to tackle poverty inequalities and injustice.

Our manifesto is a start to a conversation about inequality that we hope will continue beyond the council elections to improve the wellbeing of our City’s citizens for many years to come, ensuring that no one is left behind.

To further this dialogue we will be hosting hustings for each political party at EVOC’s offices from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on the 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27 of April.

Spaces are limited so please register your interest on the EVOC webpage here.

Representatives will be given the opportunity to speak about their election agenda for approximately fifteen minutes before opening up the floor for Q&As.

Download a digital copy of Everybody’s Edinburgh here or by clicking on the image below.

Everybody's Edinburgh Manifesto


EVOC and Volunteer Edinburgh have worked hard with sector leaders since November 2016 to develop the manifesto and therefore a special thanks is due to the Strategic Homelessness Action Partnership in Edinburgh (SHAPE), VOCAL/Care for Carers, Edinburgh Compact, Changeworks, Third Sector Strategy Group (TSSG) Members, and all organisations who attended and contributed at workshops and other events.

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council and Volunteer Edinburgh work closely with the public, national and local charities, community groups and the Statutory and Private sectors to provide training, volunteering opportunities and representation for Edinburgh’s citizens.

If you would like any further information about the manifesto or the hustings please contact comms@evoc.org.uk.