» Programmes


As a well-established football charity in Edinburgh, Big Hearts bring community resources together to offer adults and children free opportunities to help them live a safe and fulfilling life.


All year long, we run programmes of activities aimed at various age groups and focused on: Mental health, Social connections and Equal opportunities. [Find out more.]


We work in partnership with renowned organisations including the SPFL Trust, the Scottish Association for Mental Health and Space at Broomhouse Hub.

Kinship Care Programme

Our flagship Kinship Care programme provides valuable advice & peer support to children and their carers living in this ‘hidden’ form of care.

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That's Me! Project

Through one to one advice and group activities, this project promotes young people’s positive mental health and wellbeing.

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Off the Bench

A great SPFL Trust initiative for young adults aged 18-24 who are looking to build for their future..

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Welcome Through Football

This social inclusion and employability project is aimed at young people from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds.

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Football & Edinburgh Memories

This reminiscence project, based on memorabilia and stories from the past, tackles loneliness & risk of dementia amongst older people.

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Wellbeing Together South West

Our new partnership, funded by the Scottish Government, offers mental health services to young people in South West Edinburgh.

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School's Out!

Working closely with local schools, this initiative offers free meals and activities to disadvantaged young people in South West Edinburgh.


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The Changing Room

Led by SAMH, this group harnesses the power of the beautiful game to engage with men and promote positive mental health.

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T.E.A.M Project

This after school project aims to build a safe place where young people of all cultures and backgrounds thrive together.

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Big Hearts Befriending

By becoming trusted role models, Volunteer Befrienders help vulnerable young people improve their emotional wellbeing.

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Big Hearts Supporters

This ground breaking initiative in Scottish football enables Hearts fans to get involved in their community and make a difference.

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