Grants Available for Healthy Heart Community Projects

Living Magazines Kate Bratt-Farrar, Chief Exec Heart Research UK

Community groups that are helping local people look after their hearts can now apply for a £10,000 grant from national charity Heart Research UK. One grant will be awarded to each of the 12 regions in the UK, with the first five grants of the year being funded by instore donations from Subway® restaurants across the country.

The grants are available for new and innovative projects that promote healthy hearts and are aiming to reduce the risk of heart disease in their community.

Since 2001, Heart Research UK has awarded over 300 community grants, directly benefiting the hearts of over 70,000 individuals and countless wider community and family members across all regions of the UK.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the world’s biggest killers, and the aim of the Healthy Heart grants is to work preventatively within communities that may be marginalised or not have much access to health resources.

Projects should deliver health initiatives such as cooking skills, healthy eating and accessible exercise and should promote mental wellbeing and encourage people to be active. The grants are only available to not-for-profit organisations, including charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and sports groups.

The opening and closing dates for applications will be staggered across the regions, with South East opening on 16 May.

Kate Bratt-Farrar, Chief Executive of Heart Research UK (pictured), said: ‘Through the Healthy Heart grants we hope to encourage people across the whole country to make healthier choices and give them practical help to do so. These grants are available to ensure everyone has the chance to 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.’

To find out which region you’re in and the full list of opening and closing dates for applications, please visit

For more information, please email