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Programmes

Big Hearts is a charity dedicated to improving outcomes of people at risk of social isolation across Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Our programmes are designed to offer meaningful support for adults, young people and families who are most vulnerable.
We work in partnership with well established organisations including the SPFL Trust, Multi-Cultural Family Base, the Scottish Association for Mental Health and Space at Broomhouse Hub.

Kinship Care

With Kinship Care on the rise, this programme provides valuable support to children and their carers living in this ‘hidden’ form of care.

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Football Memories

This pioneering project helps older football fans recall fond memories and create new ones using rare memorabilia.

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Edinburgh Memories

This new initiative tackles loneliness amongst older people, using photos, music and films about life in Scotland’s capital.

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T.E.A.M Project

The project brings young people from various cultures and backgrounds together to engage in after school activities.

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Big Hearts Supporters

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

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School's Out!

This summer and winter programme offers free meals and activities to help isolated young people thrive outside school term.

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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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Kicking the Habit

This football-based initiative aims at encouraging adults in recovery to adopt healthy habits and to make new social connections.

 

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The Changing Room

This group harnesses the power of the beautiful game to engage with men and promote positive mental health.

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Go Fitba

This exciting health & wellbeing project for primary school pupils combines physical activity and education about nutrition.

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