£10,000 grant available for Healthy Heart projects for communities in the Meridian region

Community groups across the Meridian region that help local people look after their hearts can now apply for a regional grant up to £10,000, thanks to national charity Heart Research UK and the Subway® brand.

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 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 Subway® stores throughout the Meridian region, and through the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs.

The beneficiary of the grant in 2018 was Obesity UK Bognor Regis, who run cycling and healthy eating workshops with local adults living with obesity.

Kate Bratt-Farrar, Chief Executive at Heart Research UK said: “The aim of our partnership with the Subway® brand is to encourage people to make good healthy 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’ve funded hundreds of innovative projects over the last few years, and we are very excited to offer this opportunity to groups in the Meridian region once more.

“We’re really grateful to the many customers and staff at Subway® stores who have raised the money to make this possible.”

Colin Hughes, Subway’s Country Director for the UK & Ireland, said: “We are so proud of the generosity of our guests who donate to our charity partner Heart Research UK through our network of collection boxes, which are in every Subway store. This programme allows us to proudly offer this Healthy Heart Grant to the Meridian region.

“We know that these grants go a long way to help others in helping with their heart health. We’re delighted that our initiatives with Heart Research UK are recognised and give people opportunities to improve their heart health that they otherwise might not have had.”

Applications are open now and close on 12 September.