Last chance for communities in Wales to get up to £10,000 healthy heart funding

Community groups in Wales have just two weeks left to apply for a regional grant of up to £10,000 to help local people look after their hearts.

National charity Heart Research UK is urging groups to submit applications for the Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant, before Monday 11 June.

The Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant is available for original and innovative projects that promote heart health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease in the community. 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, which will take place in Newport on Sunday 1 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. This grant will help even more people learn how to look after their heart health and lead healthier, longer lives. It’s great that so many customers and staff at Subway® stores have raised the money to get this up and running. Thanks to everyone who has made these grants possible. This is your last chance so apply now!”

Sacha Clark, Marketing Director for Subway® in the 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 throughout Wales.

“We have worked hard to spread the healthy heart message through Subway® stores and it’s wonderful to be able to take this to the next level by supporting community projects that also place heart health at the top of their agenda. We really appreciate the fact that this initiative reaches out to people from all walks of life, in all manner of ways, to help improve lifestyles and educate people on keeping their hearts healthy.”

The deadline for applying is Monday 11 June. Apply online https://heartresearch.org.uk/community-grants/heart-research-uk-and-subway%C2%AE-healthy-heart-grant

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