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Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants

Status: Open to applications

Application Deadline: 12 February 2019


Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to support new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities in the UK.

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Maximum Value: £10,000

Minimum Value: £1,000

Value Notes

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available in each region.

In exceptional circumstances, where a project has a very strong heart element, applications may be considered from researchers.

Extended Description

The Healthy Heart Grants scheme is a result of a partnership between the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and the SUBWAY franchise. The money for the grants is raised by SUBWAY staff and customers through in-store fundraising and collection boxes. The funding rotates around the UK at different times of the year.

The grant scheme provides financial support to communities so they can lead healthier lifestyles and look after their hearts. Projects should be new and innovative and carried out by not-for-profit organisations to promote healthy hearts and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities in the UK.

Key Criteria

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK are eligible to apply.

In exceptional circumstances, where a project has a very strong heart element applications may be considered from researchers.

Eligible Expenditure

The Healthy Heart Grant is for original, innovative heart health projects only, and not for general healthy lifestyle projects. Projects must focus on, and actively promote, heart health or reduce the risk of heart disease for the duration of the project.

The cost of travel may be included in a Healthy Heart Grant application provided it forms a necessary and integral part of the Healthy Heart project. The costs of attending meetings and conferences may also be covered if the necessary supporting documentation is included in the application.

Any equipment bought must be used for the Healthy Heart project only. The cost cannot exceed 50% of the total amount of the grant application or £2,000 in total.

Match Funding Restrictions

Part-funding of projects is acceptable.


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Private enterprise and government, local authority, public sector or organisations funded with public money.
  • General health projects. Activity must be specifically linked to heart issues and tackling heart disease.
  • Salary costs not related to Healthy Heart projects.
  • Grant Holder overheads or management fees.
  • Capital costs such as:
    • Buildings.
    • Running costs.
    • Repairs.
    • Permanent fixtures.
  • Existing or continuation projects.

Payment Procedure

Grants will be paid quarterly in arrears against a comprehensive project report and an appropriate invoice.

Application Procedure

The grants are available in specific regions at certain times of the year.

The 2019 application windows for the following regions are:

  • West Country – 4 January to 14 February.
  • HTV – 7 January to 18 February.
  • Central – 1 February to 12 March.
  • Wales – 1 February to 14 March.
  • Tyne Tees – 27 February to 8 April.
  • Yorkshire – 28 February to 11 April.
  • Northern Ireland – 15 March to 25 April.
  • Scotland – 5 April to 20 May.
  • Granada – 26 July to 9 September.
  • Meridian – 14 August to 12 September.
  • Carlton – 6 September to 4 October.
  • Anglia – 6 September to 4 October.

Applicants are advised that the dates for each round are subject to change and that they should consult the Heart Research UK (HRUK) website to confirm the deadline in their area prior to making an application.

Applicants can find out which SUBWAY region their group is located in and complete an application form on, the HRUK website

Contact HRUK for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on this site - please see the downloadable files on the right hand panel at the top of this page - or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:Enquiries

Heart Research UK
Suite 12D
Josephs Well

Telephone:0113 234 7474

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