Time is running out for community groups in Scotland who wish to apply for a regional 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 and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant before 20 May.
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 Scotland and through the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs.
There were two beneficiaries of the grant in Scotland 2018, the Conservation Volunteers, who aim to integrate outdoor activities into patients therapy and recovery from ill heart health in Ayrshire, and Ayr United Football Academy, who are teaching children from deprived and remote areas in South Ayrshire about their heart health.
Sarah Mirfin Healthy Heart Coordinator at Heart Research UK said:
“At Heart Research UK we’re always looking to the future and thinking of new and improved ways of promoting heart health.
“We’re looking for a project that’s innovative, heart focused, engaging and makes an impact. 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 20 May and can be done by visiting – Healthy Hearts Grants
For more information, please call 0113 234 7474 or
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 Scotland.
“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.”
This latest grant offer comes after Heart Research UK launched their Heart of Scotland Appeal, a dedicated fundraising campaign to take on heart disease, Scotland’s biggest killer. The appeal will raise money to be spent on pioneering medical research in Scottish hospitals and universities.
41 people a day die from cardiovascular disease in Scotland, and the death rate from coronary heart disease in Scotland is almost twice as high as in the south of England.
The appeal features t-shirts and badges designed by acclaimed Scottish designer Christopher Kane, and has been backed by a host of Scottish stars including Jane McCarry, Amy Macdonald, Mark Bonnar, David Moyes and Iain Glen.
Information on the Heart of Scotland appeal