» Our T.E.A.M Project receives backing from the Lord Provost!

Our T.E.A.M Project receives backing from the Lord Provost!

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Big Hearts’ T.E.A.M Project, run in partnership with Multi-Cultural Family Base, was awarded a £2,000 funding from the One City Trust, Edinburgh’s Social Inclusion charity presided by Rt. Hon. Frank Ross, the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh.

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Members of the Edinburgh Council and One City Trust, represented by local Councillor Denis Dixon, handed out a £2,000 cheque to Caryn Kerr, Big Hearts’ Fundraising and Development Manager in the presence of Ann Budge, Heart of Midlothian’s Chairwoman and Big Hearts’ Trustee.

We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the ‘Lord Provost’s Rapid Action Fund – with the participation from Travis Perkins – wich will help develop the T.E.A.M Project over the coming months to support even more isolated and vulnerable young people from various cultures and backgrounds.

Big Hearts’ T.E.A.M Project – for Together Equality Achieves More – aims to reduce social isolation of young people attending the local schools and aged 9 to 13 years old, through after school activities & football games hosted once a week at Tynecastle Park.

The One City Trust is an independent charity fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh with the ‘Lord Provost’s Rapid Action Fund’ aimed at delivering grants to community projects.

Denis Dixon, Councillor for the Sighthill/Gorgie Ward and Board Member of the One City Trust said:
“It was a real pleasure to attend the Big Hearts’ event as a representative of One City Trust. A cheque was presented to the charity for £2,000. It is hoped that the money will greatly assist in improving the wellbeing and social connections of young people who are new to the community and trying to integrate. The T.E.A.M project is fantastic and I recognise all the good work that Big Hearts does.”

Caryn Kerr, Fundraising and Development Manager at Big Hearts said:
“We are thrilled to receive the support from the Lord Provost’s Rapid Action Fund to develop our T.E.A.M Project and achieve Big Hearts’ ambition to build a local community where all cultures and backgrounds thrive together.”

“The T.E.A.M Project enables pupils who are identified as socially isolated or vulnerable and come from a wide range of backgrounds, to play games with other children from the same neighbourhood helping them improve their confidence and make new friends.”

Click here to find out more about the T.E.A.M Project.

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