Big Hearts Supporters shortlisted for Community Project of the Year!
Today, the SPFL Trust revealed that Big Hearts Supporters is named amongst the four finalists to compete for “Community Project of the Year” 2018.
Our unique fans engagement initiative is shortlisted along with pioneering community projects from SPFL Club’s charities:
– Dementia Friendly Wellbeing, Aberdeen FC Community Trust
– Gateway to Employment, Celtic FC Foundation
– Pars Tackle Health, Dunfermline Athletic
A final vote by the 42 SPFL clubs will take place on the 18th of April at the annual SPFL Trust All Club Conference held this year at Tynecastle Park.
Since February 2016, our Big Hearts Supporters Movement is breaking new ground in Scottish football and the charity sector:
– 1,700 Hearts fans registered to date with 1,000 of them interested in volunteering.
– 200 Big Hearts Supporters volunteered through Big Hearts or partner charities in the first 24 months of the programme.
– In 2017, Big Hearts Volunteers completed over 3,500 hours of volunteering, of the highest order within the charity sector.
– Big Hearts Supporters is the first initiative from a football charity in Scotland to be recognised by the ‘Investing in Volunteers’ Award.
– The programme was finalist in the ‘Cracking Campaign’ category at the Scottish Charity Awards 2017.
Commenting on the shortlist, SPFL Trust chief executive Nicky Reid said:
“We received 13 submissions to this year’s awards, and it is fair to say that the standard was excellent from across the clubs, and in the case of this year’s shortlist each club’s own charity.
“We are delighted to reveal this shortlist of four very different projects which support a variety of key areas of need in Scotland: dementia, health & wellbeing, social inclusion, and volunteers supporting socially isolated families.
Read more on the SPFL Trust’s website: click here.