Last chance for Healthy Heart projects in the Wealden area to get up to £10,000 healthy heart funding

Community groups have just one week left to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to help local people look after their hearts.

National charity Heart Research UK is urging groups to submit applications for the Heart Research UK  Healthy Heart Grant before 8th March 2021.

The Heart Research UK 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 demonstrate health initiatives such as cooking skills and healthy eating and should encourage people to move more and promote positive mental wellbeing.

The £10,000 has been raised locally in 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.

In response to the pandemic, Heart Research UK have adapted the criteria for Healthy Heart grants. They will accept applications for projects which can be delivered remotely or with social distancing measures in place. This year they are also accepting applications for the funding of equipment only.

Dr Helen Flaherty, Head of Health Promotion and Education at Heart Research UK said: “At Heart Research UK, we’re always looking to the future and thinking of new and engaging ways of promoting heart health.

“Improving your heart health doesn’t have to be difficult – it’s all about taking simple and practical steps, getting more active and making healthier life choices.

“We’re looking for projects that are innovative, heart focused, engaging and that make a real impact on the local community. If you have a great project idea and want our help to take on heart disease in your community, this is your last chance to apply.”

The deadline for applying is 8th March 2021 and can be done by visiting https://heartresearch.org.uk/apply-for-grants/healthy-hearts. For more information, please call 0113 234 7474 or email healthyheartgrants@heartresearch.org.uk