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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 and young people 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.

Christmas Support

Amidst Covid-19 and to tackle loneliness and poverty within our local community, Big Hearts is going on the road to deliver Christmas!

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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

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 & Edinburgh Memories

This pioneering project tackles loneliness amongst older people, using memorabilia to recall happy times and create new ones.

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School's Out!

This holiday support 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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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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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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Kicking the Habit

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


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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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