» 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.


Kinship Care

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

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

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Neuro Stars

Our weekly group offers support to neurodiverse young people and their parents/carers within a supportive and inclusive environment.

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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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Switching Play

A great initiative for young people aged 13-16 who are looking to build for their future.

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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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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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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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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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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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Big Hearts Befriending

Befriending helps improve the emotional wellbeing of young people facing difficult circumstances through weekly activities.

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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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