Central - Heart Research UK

Ideal for all

Project Title: Growing Healthier Hearts
Award: £8,000


‘Growing Healthier Hearts’ has inspired and enabled children of all abilities across the Black Country to Get moving, Get tasting and Get growing. Parents have got involved too, helping to tackle heart disease for over 400 people in total with free hands on gardening, growing, cooking activities and fun games in the great outdoors.

In an area where it was habit to feed the family on a bag of chips for £1, the message is now clear: you can look after your heart by growing and cooking tasty healthy food that isn’t boring and is cheap and easy to make. It’s also cool not to play video games and do some fun games instead.

These six week programmes have helped bring about a real shift in culture in the lives of families and the surrounding Black Country community. Read about the difference the £8,000 Healthy Heart Grant has made to children and parents in the Ideal for All Impact report below.


Project impact report