Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants


Status:Open to applications



Maximum Value:£ 10,000
Minimum Value:£ 1,000


Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to support new and innovative projects that promote heart health and prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities in the UK.

Value Notes

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


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.

Latest Information

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

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.


Private enterprise and government, local authority, public sector or organisations funded with public money cannot apply.

Funding cannot be used for:

  • 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.

Application Procedure

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

The grants are available in specific regions at certain times of the year. For 2018, bids for funding can be made in the following application windows:

  • Central – 2 January to 15 February
  • Tyne Tees – 19 February to 2 April
  • Yorkshire – 19 February to 2 April
  • HTV – 26 February to 12 April
  • Wales – 26 February to 12 April
  • Northern Ireland – 2 March to 16 April
  • West Country – 6 April - 22 May
  • Scotland – 18 May to 2 July
  • Meridian – 29 June to 13 August
  • Granada – 20 July to 6 September
  • Carlton – 24 August to 5 October
  • Anglia – 24 August to 5 October

Applicants can find out which SUBWAY region their group is located in by searching for their nearest town or city in the SUBWAY regions document.

Application forms are available to complete online at the Heart Research website.

Contact HRUK for further information.

Address & Contacts

Contact details:
Lifestyle Team
Heart Research UK
Suite 12D
Joseph’s Well
Telephone:0113 297 6206