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

Community groups in 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 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 Meridian region. Previous grantees in the region have included Blueprint 22, a youth-led not-for-profit providing support for young people, and Obesity UK, who aim to tackle issues surrounding weight loss.

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 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’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.”

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 Northern Ireland.

“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.” 

The deadline for applying is the 3rd of April 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