Charity has a heart for local communities

NATIONAL charity, the British Heart Foundation (BHF), is looking for ideas from local people on how it can help improve heart health in Yorkshire.

It wants to support local projects that would improve the quality of life for heart patients and their carers or promote healthier lifestyles for those at risk of developing heart disease.

The BHF is inviting applications to its Help a Heart Grant programme which makes awards of between £300 and £2,000 available to voluntary and community groups to run projects in their local community.

Previous grants have been used for projects such as developing web based resources for local heart patients and funding a swimming programme for young carers.

Lisa Purcell, Heart Health Project Manager at the BHF, said: “Help a Heart grants aim to support small community groups that can make a real difference to people in Yorkshire. Even grants of a few hundred pounds can have an impact.”

For more information and to download an application pack visit