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In September 2017, Big Hearts launched the T.E.A.M Project in partnership with the Edinburgh based charity Multi-Cultural Family Base.

T.E.A.M – for Together Equality Achieves More – aims to improve the emotional wellbeing and increase social connections of young people identified as vulnerable or isolated.

Establishing a new area of focus for Big Hearts, the programme aims to offer opportunities for young people attending the local schools to reduce their social isolation and build a community where all cultures and backgrounds thrive together.

To date 15 children aged 9 to 13 are taking part in a set of after school activities every Thursday at Tynecastle Park – including arts & crafts workshops and football games followed by a healthy snack.

Our T.E.A.M project is supported by The Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity Fund – a partnership between the Scottish Government, Sportscotland, the Robertson Trust and Spirit of 2012.

Multi-Cultural Family Base, Big Hearts’ lead partner for the T.E.A.M Project, brings their expertise in reaching out to various local communities and works closely with the primary and secondary schools across Edinburgh to identify children who could benefit from attending the group.

In addition, Big Hearts is working with the Grassroots Football Development Department of the Club to secure free places at the community football courses during school holidays. Children from a wide range of backgrounds get to attend a week of football, including Syrian young people referred by the Edinburgh Council’s Syrian Resettlement Programme.
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Heart of Midlothian Football Club, Tynecastle Stadium, Gorgie Road
EH11 2NL

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This record was last modified on: 28 October 2019