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Last chance for Healthy Heart projects in the in the Tyne Tees region to get up to £10,000 healthy heart


Sep 19, 2019 #Awards, #charity

Last chance for Healthy Heart projects in the in the Tyne Tees region to get up to £10,000 healthy heart 

Community groups in the Tyne Tees region of England 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 8 April.

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 the Tyne Tees region, and through the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs.

The beneficiary from the Tyne Tees region in 2018 was ’Women Today’, which aimed to improve the heart health of African women living in the northeast through fitness and health classes.

Sarah Mirfin, Healthy Heart Coordinator at Heart Research UK said: “At Heart Research UK we’re always looking to the future and thinking of new and improved ways of promoting heart health.

“We’re looking for a project that’s innovative, heart focussed, engaging and makes an impact. If you have a great project idea and want our help to take on heart disease in your community, this is your last chance to apply.”

Colin Hughes, Subway’s Country Director for the UK & Ireland, said: “We are so proud of the generosity of our guests who donate to our charity partner Heart Research UK through our network of collection boxes, which are in every Subway store. This programme allows us to proudly offer this Healthy Heart Grant to the Tyne Tees region.

“We know that these grants go a long way to help others in helping with their heart health. We’re delighted that our initiatives with Heart Research UK are recognised and give people opportunities to improve their heart health that they otherwise might not have had.”

The deadline for applying is 8 April and can be done by visiting https://heartresearch.org.uk/apply-for-grants/healthy-hearts. For more information, please call 0113 234 7474 or email healthyheartgrants@heartresearch.org.uk

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Notes to editors

For media enquiries contact Daniel Raymond, PR and Media Officer at Heart Research UK, via press@heartresearch.org.uk or 0113 234 7474. For out of hours, contact 07483 890739

Tyne Tees 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/apply-for-grants/healthy-hearts.

About the Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant
The Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant, which provides up to £10,000 to local community projects, is made up of donations made in Subway® stores and the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs. The money is then reinvested back into the communities, supporting projects aiming to increase the heart health of local residents.
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 the Tyne Tees region, including:

Alnwick, Ashington, Bedlington, Berwick upon Tweed, Billingham, Birtley, Bishop Auckland, Blaydon
,Byker, Chester Le Street, Consett, Cramlington, Darlington ,Durham, Fullwell, Gateshead and Wear, Guisborough, Hartlepool, Hebburn, Hexham, Houghton le Spring, Jarrow, Jesmond, Newcastle, Killingworth, Middlesbrough, Morpeth, Murton, Newcastle, North Shields , North Tyneside, Peterlee, Redcar, Richmond, Seaham, Shiremoor, South Shields, Stanley, Stockton, Sunderland, Thornaby, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Wardley, Washington, Whitley Bay.

Heart Research UK
Proud to stand out from the crowd, Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated your heart. They inspire and invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education, and in communities to improve their heart health for themselves. For over 50 years they have driven advancements in the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease to benefit patients as soon as possible.
In the last 10 years, Heart Research UK has funded over £10.2m in medical research in hospitals and universities across the UK, as well as £2.2m on innovative community-based lifestyle projects to improve the heart health of the nation.
Heart Research UK has never and will never knock on your door, stop you in the street or ring you to ask for donations unless they have your permission. They like a personal approach, so if they want to contact you they do it ourselves, and certainly don’t pay anyone to do it. They treat people how they would like to be treated themselves.
If you’d like to support Heart Research UK’s vital work into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease, please visit www.heartresearch.org.uk for inspiration on how you could help.
Heart Research UK Registered Charity No. 1044821.
Heart Research UK, Suite 12D, Joseph‘s Well, Leeds LS3 1AB.


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