Deadline extended for community groups in Wales to apply for £10,000 healthy heart funding

Community groups in Wales that help local people look after their hearts can still apply for a regional grant of up to £10,000 after the deadline was extended to Monday 11 June.

The Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant is available for original and innovative community projects that promote heart health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Projects should aim to promote activities such as cooking skills, healthy eating, improving physical activity levels and mental wellbeing, all with a focus on a heart healthy lifestyle.

The £10,000 has been raised locally in Subway® stores throughout Wales, and through the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs including in Newport last July.

Barbara Harpham, Chief Executive at Heart Research UK, says: “The aim of our partnership with the Subway® brand is to encourage people to make good healthy choices and give practical help to do so. This grant will help even more people learn how to look after their heart health and lead healthier, happier and longer lives.”

Sacha Clark, Marketing Director for the Subway® brand in UK and Ireland, says: 
“The Subway® brand is delighted that through our partnership with Heart Research UK this funding is now available. Subway® stores in the region have enjoyed fundraising and, combined with money generously donated by our customers in store, we’re proud to be able to offer this grant in Wales.”

Community groups have until Monday 11 June to apply online at 


For further information please contact Edward Connolly, PR and Media Officer at Heart Research UK via press@heartresearch.org.uk or on 0113 234 7474.

Wales is one of 12 grant regions for the 2018 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: https://heartresearch.org.uk/hruk-and-subway%C2%AE-healthy-heart-grant-application-form

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 Wales.


Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK is a visionary charity founded in 1967 by Mr David Watson, a working heart surgeon, who realised that patients were dying unnecessarily because of the lack of research into heart disease, especially surgical techniques. Having funded six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants the charity leads the way funding ground breaking, medical research projects into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

Heart Research UK has been helping hearts near you for over 50 years, funding ground-breaking medical research that benefits patients as soon as possible. Over the last 50 years we have awarded over £25m to support medical research in universities and hospitals across the UK. We’ve also given over £1.7m for innovative community-based lifestyle projects that help people locally to have healthier, happier and longer lives. This funding has been raised in the local community.

The Subway® brand has partnered with Heart Research UK for the last eight years, supporting people’s choice of a Low Fat option. The Low Fat range of Subs is easily identifiable for customers’ in-store by a healthy heart symbol. The range of nine Low Fat Subs contains less than 3g of fat and less than 330 calories each, around 1381KJ. Fat and calorie content refers to sandwiches on Italian or Wheat bread prepared according to standard recipe with meat, red onion, lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers, which contain no more than 3g of fat per 100g. Customer requests to modify the standard recipes or add cheese or condiments may increase fat or calorie content. For nutritional information please visit www.subway.co.uk

Heart Research UK Registered Charity No. 1044821. 
Heart Research UK, Suite 12D, Joseph‘s Well, Leeds LS3 1AB.

The Subway® brand

  • The Subway® brand is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 44,800 locations in more than 113 countries.
  • Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, the Subway® brand was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. That partnership marked the beginning of a remarkable journey, which has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business
  • Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP Inc. ©2018 Subway IP Inc.
  • The Subway® brand is a committed partner to the UK Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal and is the only QSR to have endorsed eight of the nutrition-related pledges. The Subway® brand has reduced salt, eliminated artificial trans fats, displayed energy information on menu boards, cut KJ/Kcal across the product range, increased access to fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet and reduced saturated fat.

For more information about the Subway® brand please visit www.subway.com/en-gb/

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