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World Heart Grants 2022

Our World Heart Grants support our Members’ efforts to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in their communities, reduce its burden and impact, and help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives.

We are delighted to launch a new round of World Heart Grants, available exclusively to WHF Members.

We are looking for projects that have well-defined timelines and outcomes and that reflect our mission to connect and lead the cardiovascular community, translate science into policy, and stimulate and catalyse the exchange of knowledge and information.

We are seeking projects that can be implemented under the following categories.

Activities aiming at celebrating World Heart Day 2022: media campaigns, fundraising events, awareness events and activities such as concerts, sporting events, and marathon runs.

Criteria

The applicant must clearly state the intended impact of their proposal. Depending on the nature of the project, impact may be measured by numbers of people included in or benefitting from the activity, pre- and post-activity measures of changes in knowledge/attitudes/awareness, or adaptation to the current situation.

Clear, focused, measurable objectives that can be achieved in the short term with a detailed timeline.

Sustainability of the impact evidenced by viable opportunities to use the activity (patient education materials, translations, workshops) for future initiatives.

Grant application: The grantee organization cannot apply for different WHF grants with the same proposal.

Association with other organizations: The grantee organization may team up with other stakeholder groups to carry out the project. Nevertheless, the recipient organization is the main responsible for leading and delivering the proposed activities.

Time frame: The project should be executed within three months from World Heart Day (29 September 2022).

Activities aiming at:

  • Raising awareness of the impacts of air pollution on human health, with a special focus on the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases
  • The participation and engagement of different groups, including academic institutions, particular communities, districts and/or neighbourhoods impacted by this problematic.
  • The development of informative and comprehensive materials regarding the adverse consequences on cardiovascular health caused by air pollution.
  • Highlighting and giving visibility to these major concerns through the implementation of online, on site and social media campaigns.
  • Policy development can be a dependent outcome but should not be the main objective of the project (due to time and funding limitations).

Criteria

The applicant must clearly state the intended impact of their proposal. Depending on the nature of the project, impact may be measured by numbers of people included in or benefitting from the activity, pre- and post-activity measures of changes in knowledge/attitudes/awareness, or adaptation to the current situation.

Clear, focused, measurable objectives that can be achieved in maximum 12-month with a detailed timeline.

Sustainability of the impact evidenced by viable opportunities to use the activity (patient education materials, translations, workshops) for future initiatives.

Grant Application: The grantee organization cannot apply for different WHF grants with the same proposal.

Age of target population: Unrestricted

Association with other organizations: The grantee organization may team up with other stakeholder groups to carry out the project. Nevertheless, the recipient organization is the main responsible for leading and delivering the proposed activities.

Time frame: The project should be executed within 12 months after receiving the grant.

Resources

WFH has developed the Air Pollution Policy Brief which you can consult for guidance on how to educate, raise awareness and address this environmental health issue.

Activities aiming at:

  • Increasing awareness among the young population on the health effects of tobacco use and consumption.
  • The participation and engagement of different groups, including academic institutions, particular communities, districts and/or neighbourhoods impacted by this problematic.
  • The development of informative and comprehensive materials regarding the adverse consequences on cardiovascular health caused by tobacco use.
  • Highlighting and giving visibility to these major concerns through the implementation of online, on site and social media campaigns.
  • Policy development can be a dependent outcome but should not be the main objective of the project (Due to time and funding limitations).

Criteria

The applicant must clearly state the intended impact of their proposal. Depending on the nature of the project, impact may be measured by numbers of people included in or benefitting from the activity, pre- and post-activity measures of changes in knowledge/attitudes/awareness, or adaptation to the current situation.

Clear, focused, measurable objectives that can be achieved in maximum 12-month with a detailed timeline.

Sustainability of the impact evidenced by viable opportunities to use the activity (patient education materials, translations, workshops) for future initiatives.

Grant application: The grantee organization cannot apply for different WHF grants with the same proposal.

Age of target population: 10-25 years old.

Association with other organizations: The grantee organization may team up with other stakeholder groups to carry out the project. Nevertheless, the recipient organization is the main responsible for leading and delivering the proposed activities.

Time frame: The project should be executed within 12 months after receiving the grant.

Resources

WFH has developed the E-Cigarettes Policy Brief which you can consult for guidance on how to educate, raise awareness and address this social health issue.

Who can apply?

Applicant must be a fully paid and recognized WHF Member at the time of application. Grants under categories 2 and 3 are restricted to WHF member organizations based in low, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries.

How to apply

Create your user account on the MyWHF portal and manage your grant application in the dedicated section. The application must be submitted in English.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted by 15 May 2022.

 

If you have any questions about the World Heart Grants or the application process, please refer to the complete guide in our FAQs or email us at [email protected].

The Air Pollution & CVD and Tobacco Use & Youth grants are made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation.