Healthy Heart projects

£10,000 grant available for Healthy Heart projects for communities in Anglia

Community groups in Anglia 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 Anglia and through the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs.

The beneficiary of the grant in 2018 was the Peterborough Environment City Trust, who encourage healthy eating and more active lifestyles for local residents.

Kate Bratt-Farrar, 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’ve funded a whole range of innovative projects over the last few years, and we are very excited to offer this opportunity to groups in Anglia once more.

“We’re really grateful to the many customers and staff at Subway® stores who 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 Anglia.

“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 the 4th of October.

Editorial by:  Daniel Raymond, PR and Media Officer at Heart Research UK [email protected]


Anglia is one of 12 grant regions for the 2019 Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant. To find out more about the breakdown of regions and to apply for the Heart Research and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant, visit:

About the Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant

The Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant, which provides up to £10,000 to local community projects, is made up of donations made in Subway® stores and the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs. The money is then reinvested back into the communities, supporting projects aiming to increase the heart health of local residents.

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, from small voluntary or grass-root development groups right through to charitable arms of sporting organisations throughout Anglia.

Heart Research UK

Proud to stand out from the crowd, Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated your heart. They inspire and invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education, and in communities to improve their heart health for themselves. For over 50 years they have driven advancements in the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease to benefit patients as soon as possible.

In the last 10 years, Heart Research UK has funded over £10.2m in medical research in hospitals and universities across the UK, as well as £2.2m on innovative community-based lifestyle projects to improve the heart health of the nation.

Heart Research UK has never and will never knock on your door, stop you in the street or ring you to ask for donations unless they have your permission. They like a personal approach, so if they want to contact you they do it ourselves, and certainly don’t pay anyone to do it. They treat people how they would like to be treated themselves.

If you’d like to support Heart Research UK’s vital work into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease, please visit for inspiration on how you could help.

Heart Research UK Registered Charity No. 1044821.

Heart Research UK, Suite 12D, Joseph‘s Well, Leeds LS3 1AB.


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