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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.

Covid-19 response

With dedicated helplines and a range of remote support available, Big Hearts continues to help groups most vulnerable during the pandemic.

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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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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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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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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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Big Hearts Befriending

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

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