Grants available for healthy heart projects

New funding has become available for “healthy heart” projects in our area

Community groups can now apply for a regional grant up to £10,000, thanks to national charity Heart Research UK and the Subway® brand.

Innovation

The Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant is available for new and innovative projects that promote healthy hearts and reduce the risk of heart disease in the community. Projects should deliver health initiatives such as cooking skills and healthy eating and should encourage people to get more active and promote positive mental wellbeing.

The £10,000 has been raised locally in Subway® stores throughout the region. Previous grantees in the region have included ‘Y Services for Young People’, which aims to support and develop the skills of 11-19 year olds in the area, and Blueprint 22, which works to support local teenagers and young adults to learn about how to improve their heart health.

Change in the way it’s done 

In response to the pandemic, the criteria has been adapted for Healthy Heart grants.

Applications for projects which can be delivered remotely or with social distancing measures in place, applications for the funding of equipment only are also being accepted.

Kate Bratt-Farrar, Chief Executive of Heart Research UK, said: “Through our partnership with Subway®, we hope to encourage people all across the country to make healthier choices and give them practical help to do so. This grant is available to ensure everyone can benefit from a healthier, happier and longer life.

“We’re looking for new and innovative projects that really have an impact, especially if they aim to improve the health of at risk or hard to reach communities. We’re really grateful to the many customers and staff at Subway® stores who have raised the money to make this possible.”

The deadline for applying is the 8th of March and can be done by visiting https://heartresearch.org.uk/healthy-heart-grants/. For more information, please call 0113 234 7474 or email healthyheartgrants@heartresearch.org.uk