• Healthy Hearts Grants for Community Projects

    Heart Research UK has announced that its Health Hearts Grants Programme will re-open for applications in January 2015.
    Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Grants of up to £5,000 and £10,000 are available to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers who are spreading the healthy heart message.
    Projects supported in the past have included:
    Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Bolton, which received a grant of £8,816 for a project that encourages lads and girls aged eight to 12 to look after their hearts at the club once a week after school. Through a series of workshops, they’ll learn about how the heart works, the benefits of a balanced diet, healthy food options and how poor lifestyle choices (e.g. lack of exercise) compromise heart health.
    Empowering Families, London, received a grant of £2,223 to promote good eating habits and playing as exercise at an early age through two Parent Toddlers and Babies groups in Brent’s most deprived wards.
    The closing date for applications will be the 28th February 2015.
    Click here to find out more.

    Posted on 18th February 2015