Big Hearts is a family focussed charity dedicated to reducing social isolation across all generations in Edinburgh, with a focus on the South West community. Our programmes are designed to offer meaningful support for individuals and families who are at a higher risk of social isolation, and we work closely in partnership with well established organisations including Alzheimer Scotland, Mentor Scotland and Multi-Cultural Family Base.
Our Kinship Care Programme was developed to support a real area of need within our community. Kinship Care arrangements are on the rise across Scotland and Big Hearts provides valuable support to children and carers within these families.
Football Memories is a pioneering project involving Big Hearts volunteers and older football fans. Over the years, our programme developed into a social group to stimulate old memories, create new ones and improve the wellbeing of those attending.
The T.E.A.M Project established a new area of focus for Big Hearts. Our programme is designed to reduce social isolation and bring children from various cultures and background together, through after school activities including sports and crafts.
Big Hearts Supporters
Big Hearts Supporters is an initiative breaking new ground in Scottish football, enabling Hearts fans to make a difference in their community. The programme offers many ways to get involved including opportunities to volunteer through Big Hearts or partner charities.