Big Hearts is an independent charity, aiming to improve the lives of people who are at a higher risk of social isolation across our communities, with a focus on South West Edinburgh.
As official charity partner of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Big Hearts uses the power of the Club’s crest to better support and reach out to individuals and families in need.
Big Hearts is working closely with local organisations and charity partners in Edinburgh and surrounding areas to identify local needs and to develop and deliver targeted programmes of support. We have identified 5 main areas of need that will shape our work for the next three years.
OUR AMBITIONS 2018-2021:
We are currently running four main programmes which reflect these ambitions:
– The Kinship Care Programme, for young people and their carers living in a kinship setting.
– The Football Memories Project, to improve the wellbeing of older people facing isolation or at risk of dementia.
– The T.E.A.M Project, for young people from multi-cultural backgrounds and family recently arrived in Edinburgh
– The Big Hearts Supporters Movement, enabling Hearts fans to volunteer in their community.