Community groups in Yorkshire 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 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 Yorkshire.
A past beneficiary from Yorkshire is Pedal Ready, which offered cycling classes to adults in Sheffield.
Barbara Harpham, chief executive at Heart Research UK, said: “The aim of our partnership with the Subway® brand is to encourage people to make good 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 really grateful to the many customers and staff at Subway® stores 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 the Yorkshire region.
“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.”
Applications are open now and close on March 28. Visit https://heartresearch.org.uk/apply-for-grants/healthy-hearts/ to apply.