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Thanks to our partnership with Subway® we're able to offer Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 to selected projects that promote heart-healthy lifestyles to help communities to live healthier, happier, longer lives.

HRUK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant applications are open for 2018!

Please sign up to our Healthy Heart grants alerts to make sure that you do not miss an award round or the latest news relating to the opening and closing of our grant programmes.  

Click here to register and complete your Healthy Heart Grant Application.

These Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grants are available thanks to the fundraising done in Subway® stores and through the Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5Ks.  They are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease near you.

Our grant programme rolls out on a regional basis throughout the year.  Everything you need to check your eligibility is below and please sign up to our alerts to find out when to apply. If you have any further questions about our Grants please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Region Below are examples of areas within the awarding region

Opening Date

Deadline Award Meeting
Central

Coventry, Nottingham,            Stoke-on-Trent

2 January 2018 15 February 2018 Awarded
Tyne Tees Darlington, Bridlington, Newcastle 19 February 2018 2 April 2018 Awarded
Yorkshire Sheffield, Bradford, Scarborough 19 February 2018 2 April 2018 19 April 2018
HTV Bristol, Bath Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset 26 February 2018 11 June 2018 26 June 2018
Wales Countrywide 26 February 2018 11 June 2018 25 June 2018
Northern Ireland Countrywide 2 March 2018 16 April 2018 3 May 2018
West Country Cornwall, Devon, Dorset 6 April 2018 22 May 2018 8 June 2018
Scotland Countrywide 18 May 2018 2 July 2018 18 July 2018
Meridian Southampton, Brighton, Famborough 29 June 2018 13 August 2018 14 September 2018
Granada Blackpool, Macclesfield, Kendal 20 July 2018 6 September 2018 21 September 2018
Carlton Gerrards Cross, Southend on Sea, Croydon 24 August 2018 5 October 2018 24 October 2018
Anglia Cambridge, Clacton on Sea, Great Yarmouth 24 August 2018 5 October 2018 25 October 2018

*please be available for this date incase your project is shortlisted.

To look at our current grants, please click on the regions below. 

Awarded Grants

Anglia

Support 4 Sight

Project Title:
Support 4 Your Heart

Award:
£10,000

Visually impaired adults over aged 25 are learning a range of engaging practical skills to help them live happier, healthier and more independent lives despite the limitations of sight loss. This project is all heart, helping to support the blind and partially sighted through a range of sporting activities, smoking cessation and ‘heart happy’ cookery workshops.  

Support 4 Sight

Home-Start Colchester

Project Title:
Recipe4health

Award:
£9,500

The Recipe4Health project promotes heart health through a range of engaging healthy eating cookery workshops and sporting activities for primary school children from areas of local deprivation in Colchester and Tendering. Children joining the project will be referred from social care, school and health services and will include young carers.  The majority of children will be from families on low income lacking the support to make healthy lifestyle changes.  A Recipe4 Health recipe book will be created by the young people on the project and distributed for free, leaving a long lasting legacy of heart health, encouraging parents and families to swap unhealthy menus to a healthier option.  

Carlton

Catalyst Housing

Project Title:
Havelock Slimming Club

Award:
£3,172

The Havelock slimming club is a unique collaboration between the Havelock community, Catalyst Housing and local GP‘s who will refer patients to the project to healthy group activities including exercise, healthy cooking and healthy mind to improve health markers such as weight, waist to hip ratio and cholesterol.   Making lifestyle changes to diet and introducing more physical exercise will increase the feel-good factor and ultimately health inequalities for 90 service users residents who are predominantly Asian and Afro-Caribbean, obese or overweight and at risk of heart disease.

Central

Forest of Hearts

Project Title:
Heart to Heart

Award:
£8,300

Using the great outdoors as a green gym, the Heart to Heart project aims to actively promote heart health and tackle barriers to health such as isolation and disability through a range of hands on and innovative activities.  Over 100 members of the Warwickshire community will be engaged in three complimentary projects involving cultivating, cooking and eating healthy home grown food.  Activity levels are expected to flourish as participants in the project physically work and walk the Forest of Hearts and dance to music whilst making ‘Disco Soup’.  

Members of the community engaging with the project will include young families, young people with physical and learning disabilities and isolated adults, including those whose lives are limited by Parkinson’s disease.  Sustainable community plusses will include areas of peace and tranquillity, provision of healthy ingredients, local heritage recipes and opportunities to ‘Walkie Talkie’ through the edible gardens for years to come.

Growing Healthier Hearts

Project Title:
Growing Healthier Hearts

Award:
£8,000

The ‘Growing Healthier Hearts’ programme will support the heart health of disabled and disadvantaged children, families and young people living in the Black Country including BAME communities. Through creative gardening and hands on food based activities, children will be supported to get the best start in life and develop sustainable heart health for the future.  The project aims to break the cycle of poor diet, sedentary behaviour and weight gain through fun, playful activities, delivered by a fully trained team of horticulture workers and a qualified nutritionist.  Growing Healthier Hearts will specifically focus on communities and individuals at risk of developing cardiovascular heart disease in the future through lack of awareness, poor diet and lifestyle; supporting healthier, happier hearts and people.

 

Ideal for all

Granada

Genie in the Gutter Ltd

Project Title:
Whole-Hearted

Award:
£10,000

The Whole-Hearted project combines education and physical activity to improve the heart health of people recovering from addiction and poor mental health. With service-users often feeling too overwhelmed by the complexity of issues they face, they struggle to prioritise their heart health, raising their risk of developing heart disease. Workshops will include support to quit smoking, weight management, how to increase physical activity and tips on how to keep their hearts healthy while improving their mental health.  For the duration of the project, ‘Heart Health MOT’s will demonstrate how participants benefit from the programme and their ‘Whole-Hearted’ packages will enable participants to continue to make positive health changes beyond the life of the project.

Genie in the Gutter

HTV

Bath Rugby Foundation

Project Title:
Heart of a Lion

Award:
£10,000

The Heart of a Lion project, challenged rising childhood obesity levels and related mental health issues that often come with it. Over 600 school children in Bath and North East Somerset learnt a valuable lesson in heart health and the importance of physical activity in a fun and simple way using specialist coaches and rugby related games to get them more active. Children are given a fit log and motion wrist band to take home to encourage the rest of their family to get active too. 
Bath Rugby Foundation

Bristol Flyers

Project Title:
Health Squad

Award:
£9,705

The Bristol Flyers Health Squad aims to empower year 5 children in the city of Bristol with the knowledge to be able to make positive lifestyle decisions as they progress through life.
Bristol Flyers professional players, along with experts in physical education will help to deliver six weekly sessions in 25 schools to teach pupils in a fun and engaging way how to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle.  Sessions will include topics like understanding the workings of the heart, eating sugar smart and avoiding smoking, followed by basketball skills training and multi-sports activities.  Children and their parents and carers will be offered free match day tickets to inspire them to continue their active lifestyles and live healthier, happier, longer lives.
 

Health Squad

Meridian

East Kent Mencap

Project Title:
Fit Start

Award:
£5,453

Fit Start is a 10-week health and wellbeing project for 40 people with learning disabilities living in Ramsgate.  This life changing programme of healthy eating, physical activity and lifestyle coaching will be repeated four times throughout the year and welcome new people to the group each time.  An existing cohort of service users will have the heart health messages reinforced and become expert ‘Healthy Heart Ambassadors’.  The heart health message is expected to reach over 100 people affected by learning difficulties, including carers.

Mencap

The Seaview Project

Project Title:
The Heart of Seaview

Award:
£4,547

Adults in recovery from mental health and substance misuse face challenges. ‘The Heart of Seaview’ aims to inspire these vulnerable adults to become physical active, leading them to having happier and healthier hearts in a community where healthy choices are limited. Activities will include football, running and even bowls.

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Project Title:
Hearty Cookery Club

Award:
£9,721

The Hearty Cookery Club is a seven week programme of cookery workshops for people with learning disabilities and their carers in Brighton and Hove. Activities include healthy shopping trips, visits to an allotment to dig for fresh produce, GP heart health checks, referrals to a team of community dietitians and signposting to local heart focussed clubs and activities.  Participants are mainly young adults with mild learning disabilities who are moving into independent living or who live independently with little or no support.  These changes are expected to help participants lose weight, be more active and eat more healthily, leading to a life-long impact on heart health.
 

Northern Ireland

Leisure Leagues Northern Ireland CIC

Project Title:
Football V Fat

Award:
£10,000

The Football V Fat project aims to support overweight men, in helping them to manage their weight and to lead healthier lifestyles. Through a range of engaging activities, inactive men are encouraged to get more active, overweight men to lose weight, men who have unhealthy food habits are educated on healthier ones and participants are being encouraged to switch to healthier lifestyle behaviours for a healthier, happier, longer life. 

Football V Fat

Errigal Ciaran GAC

Project Title:
Errigal Ciaran Operation Transformation

Award:
£7,998

The Errigal Ciaran Operation Transformation Grant will help isolated adults in the most deprived and remote areas of Northern Ireland access GP and leisure services, whilst building their confidence to exercise through a range of diverse and exciting activities including spinning, kettlercise, yoga and running.

Errigal Ciaran GAC

Scotland

The Feel Good Women's Group

Project Title:
Keep Fit

Award:
£5,000

Over 50 women in the most ethnically diverse area of Scotland, are being offered two free weekly instructor led fitness classes and heart healthy cooking demonstrations.  Both heart healthy activities are supported by crèche facilities for local women who are at risk of isolation, depression, anxiety and obesity related illnesses.  The group offers a safe place for women of different ages and backgrounds to get together to take part in exercise sessions and other health-related activities regardless of ethnicity, fitness level or capability. 

 

Tyne Tees

Northumberland Community Enterprise Ltd

Project Title:
Cooking for the Heart

Award:
£4,280

‘Cooking for the Heart’ aims to tackle unhealthy diets for parents and families in the high deprivation area of Stobhill.  Sessions will focus on cooking healthier food on a budget, using home grown ingredients whilst educating children and families to make healthier food choices.  Through preparing meals for their children, the adults will increase their physical activity levels through growing their own produce. Additional growing and cookery sessions aimed at children will encourage heart healthy habits from a young age, embedding habits for the whole family to improve heart-health and reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.  

YMCA North Tyneside

Project Title:
Grow, cook, train and eat

Award:
£8,220

Thanks to the ‘Grow, cook, train and eat’ project, over 45 young people in Tyneside will learn how to grow fruit and vegetables, prepare healthy meals, create recipe cards and enjoy communal meals with everyone living in YMCA supported accommodation. These young people taking part in the project have experienced homelessness, aren’t in education, employment or training and have little or no family support.  Many have poor mental health, suffering depression or low self-esteem and poor physical health, avoiding physical exercise and making negative lifestyle choices around drink, drugs and diet. They will be given free access to the onsite gym, fitness classes and be involved in workshops helping them to understand how harmful lifestyle choices such as smoking and inactivity impact on heart health.

Wales

St David’s Diocese

Project Title:
Dewi Dads

Award:
£9,994

Inactive males living in highly deprived areas of Pembrokeshire will be offered ‘Healthy Hiking’, cycling and football to engage them in regular physical activity. They will be encouraged to bring children and families along once a month to bring about whole family behaviour change. The aim of Dewi Dad’s is to establish a culture of regular exercise that is fun and sociable, occasionally inviting families and friends to get them involved too, normalising an active lifestyle and spreading the Healthy Heart message around the community.

Ospreys in the Community

Project Title:
Primary Education Programme

Award:
£8,110

Over 900 pupils from 30 schools across the Ospreylian region learnt about healthy hearts, nutrition and activity whilst visiting the Liberty Stadium, the Swansea home of the Ospreys, Wales’ leading professional rugby team.  During sessions the children were introduced to the Ospreys digital app which helped to guide children and parents towards healthy lifestyle choices and behaviours.
Ospreys in the Community

West Country

Argyle Community Trust

Project Title:
Argyle fans in Training

Award:
£9,320

Argyle Fans in Training is aimed at engaging males to play 6 a side football in a Healthy Heart League with a focus on weight loss for overweight and obese men.  Teams will earn bonus goals for weight loss but this will be capped at 2lbs per week to encourage healthy and sustainable weight loss.  Each participant will go through a health screening for BMI, body fat, blood pressure and resting heart rate. A culture for healthy behaviour change will be developed through camaraderie with new team mates, male targeted testimonies of weight loss journeys and the drive to become heart champions.  

Walking football goals

Wings South West

Project Title:
KidzFit

Award:
£9,110

KidzFit health and fitness programme is run for primary schools, with fun fitness sessions for school children intertwined with short, high energy and visually engaging presentations on how to their keep hearts healthy. The presentations focus on what to eat and not to eat, how to keep active, why they should do this and the basics about how their bodies and hearts work. KidzFit is not a traditional sport so it will help those children who consider themselves not sporty to engage with exercise.  Children also take home material to share with their families and spread the message on how to live healthier, happier and longer lives.

Kidzfit

Yorkshire

Pedal Ready

Project Title:
Healthy Heart Cycle

Award:
£5,400

Pedal Ready aims to get more people cycling more safely, more often and has introduced heart health messages into the cycling sessions delivered by a retired public health specialist in physical activity as part of a Healthy Heart Cycle project.  The project will offer free Cycle for Health sessions in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, for adults with risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, or physical inactivity.  Participants will be referred from local doctors surgeries and from a local health and well-being initiative called Shipshape.  Some of these adults have never learned to ride a bike and some just need a little confidence boost to help them along their way towards a healthier, happier, longer life. 

Healthy Lifestyle Solution CIC

Project Title:
Can Cook

Award:
£4,600

The aim of Healthy Lifestyle Solution CLC is to reduce health inequalities in disadvantaged areas of Bradford.  Last year the organisation worked with 1,800 people around health improvement and identified that people know they should be eating healthier, but lack the skills, confidence and know how to make the change.  Can Cook, Will Cook will provide fun cooking sessions themed on seasonal healthy food produce for adults in the Tong ward and surrounding area, where fast food outlets, takeaways and convenience stores are densely populated .  Each course will provide knowledge on nutritional value in foods, distinguish unhealthy cooking and eating habits, provide clarity on how to read food labels, and demonstrate how participants can eat healthily on a budget.  A collection of the recipes used will be showcased alongside healthy heart messages in a calendar to leave a legacy to the surrounding community.