Heart Research UK Healthy Heart grants open
The Healthy Heart Grants are provided by Heart Research UK as part of its Healthy Lifestyle initiative. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers who are spreading the healthy heart message.
These applications are for innovative projects that promote heart health and/or prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups and communities. Projects must relate specifically to heart health, not just healthy lifestyles in general.
When selecting award winners, HRUK’s Lay Review Panel will look, first and foremost at how strong the Healthy Heart message is and how actively it is being promoted through the activities.
If the heart focus is strong throughout, the panel will then also consider:
- how innovative the project is in terms of activities offered and target audience
- the feasibility of the proposed project
- evidence of appropriate skills & experience to run your healthy heart project
- value for money
- monitoring and evaluation of impact on heart health
- publicity opportunities for the project
- appeal and conviction to the Lay Review Panel for the project
All costs, including staff costs, must be associated with the specific project and additional to normal staff costs. Any equipment purchases must be for the project alone and cannot be for more than £2000 or 50% of the grant requested, whichever is the lower figure.
The scheme is open throughout the UK and thus far has provided over £1 million in funding. There are two deadlines each year with an estimated £50,000 being distributed each time. Competition is very high and the success rate is currently around 1 in 40.
How to apply
Applications are only accepted during January and February for the May round of grants and in July and August for grants awarded in the November round of grants. Applications at any other time will be returned.
The deadline for applications is Friday 31 August 2012
For more information please contact Heart Research UK at :