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Last chance for Caithness communities to apply for £10K grants

By David G Scott

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Community groups in Caithness 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 deadline for applying is 5pm on Monday, September 20.

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 deliver health initiatives such as cooking skills and healthy eating and should encourage people to get more active and promote positive mental wellbeing.

Heart Research UK logo.
Heart Research UK logo.

The £10,000 has been raised locally in Subway® stores throughout the region. Previous grantees from Scotland have included the Feel Good Women’s Group, who led fitness and cooking classes for local women.

In response to the pandemic, the organisation has adapted the criteria for its Healthy Heart grants. It will accept applications for projects which can be delivered remotely or with social distancing measures in place. This year it is also also accepting applications for the funding of equipment only.

Kate Bratt-Farrar, chief executive of Heart Research UK, said: “Through our partnership with Subway®, we hope to encourage people all across the country to make healthier 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’re looking for new and innovative projects that really have an impact, especially if they aim to improve the health of at risk or hard to reach communities. We’re really grateful to the many customers and staff at Subway® stores who have raised the money to make this possible.”

The deadline for applying is the Monday, September 20 and can be done by visiting heartresearch.org.uk/healthy-heart-grants/.

For more info, call 0113 234 7474 or email healthyheartgrants@heartresearch.org.uk

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