Not-for-profit organisations can now apply for community grants to promote heart health

Heart Research UKFunding for grants of up to £5000 or up to £10,000 is now available for not-for-profit organisations all over the UK for projects that promote heart health in their communities, thanks to national charity, Heart Research UK.

Funding is available through Heart Research UK’s Healthy Heart Grant scheme and community groups have until 31 August to apply for a grant. The charity is looking to fund new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Projects can address a variety of issues including healthy eating, physical activity and smoking cessation – with the key focus of improving heart health.

Barbara Harpham, National Director at Heart Research UK, says, “The aim of our Healthy Heart Grants is to encourage people to make good healthy choices and give practical help.  This funding will help even more people learn how to look after their heart health and ultimately lead healthier, happier, longer lives.  Thanks to everyone who has made these grants possible and interested groups can apply for a grant now.”

Having funded six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants, Heart Research UK has been helping hearts near you by funding ground-breaking medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. Since the charity was formed in 1967 it has funded over £21m on research projects in hospitals and universities across the UK.  Since the start of its Healthy Heart Grant programme in 2001, it has also awarded over £1.75m to community-based lifestyle projects that aim to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease.

Heart Research UK is now accepting applications for their autumn grant round, which closes on 31 August 2015.

Community and voluntary organisations, registered charities, and other not-for-profit organisations based and working in the UK may apply for grants of up to £5,000 and up to £10,000.

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