Community groups in London and surrounding areas 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 London and surrounding areas and through the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs.
The beneficiary of the grant in 2018 was the Centre of the Cell project at Queen Mary University of London, which provided education sessions and interactive workshops for primary school children in East London.
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 London and the surrounding areas once more.
“We’re really grateful to the many customers and staff at Subway® stores who have raised the money to make this possible.”