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World Heart Grants

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which projects and/or activities are eligible for the World Heart Grants 2022?

For Category 1: Projects to celebrate World Heart Day 2022, the activities that are eligible for World Heart Grants include:

  • Media campaigns
  • Fundraising events
  • Awareness events
  • Concerts
  • Sporting events
  • Marathon runs

For Category 2: Projects that raise awareness of the link between Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease, the activities eligible for World Heart Grants must be aimed 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).

For Category 3: Projects that aim to prevent Tobacco Use among Youth, the activities eligible for World Heart Grants must be aimed 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 young 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).

2. Which projects and/or activities are not eligible for the World Heart Grants 2022?

For all three categories, the projects that are not eligible for this year World Heart Grants include:

  • Epidemiological studies
  • Research (basic and advanced)
  • Academic studies
  • Prevalence surveys
  • Pharmaceutical treatments for cessation services

3. Is it possible to apply for World Heart Grants 2022 if my organization is not in a low, lower- middle, or upper-middle income country?

If your organization is not based in low, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries, you may still apply for the World Heart Grants 2022 by submitting your proposal to Category 1: Projects to celebrate World Heart Day 2022.

4. Can my organization apply for more than one grant?

Should your organization be applying for World Heart Grants in Category 2 or Category 3, you may still be eligible to submit a Category 1 project proposal, as long as it is not the same proposal as the one(s) you have already submitted (Cat. 2 or 3). The above, given the constraints of time and funding.

5. What resources can my organization use as a guide to develop my project proposal?

To develop projects under Category 2: Air Pollution & CVD and Category 3: Tobacco Use and Youth, WHF makes available the following tools: Air Pollution Policy Brief and the E-Cigarettes Policy Brief, which you can consult for guidance on how to educate, raise awareness and address these environmental and social health issues.

6. What should be included in the project proposal?

A successful project proposal will include a complete and comprehensive description of the project and its intended activities, including the approach, target population, methodology (e.g., communication plan, channels/platforms, and tools), as well as demonstration of sustainability of the impact.

7. Can my organization partner with other(s) to develop the project?

While it is permitted to partner with other organization(s) and stakeholder(s), whether to carry out specific activities or to obtain additional financial support as required by your project, it is imperative that your organization, that is, the WHF member organization that applied for the World Heart Grants 2022 be the lead of the project from start to finish. In other words, your organization must not delegate its development to any other party at any stage.

8. What are the elements that will be considered in the evaluation of the project proposal

The reviewing committee will evaluate the clarity, well-defined timelines and deliverables, as well as impact and its sustainability.

9. When should my organization expect to receive the final decision?

Whether your organization is selected as a grant recipient or not, you will be contacted via e-mail. Depending on the number of applications we received, expect to receive a final answer in the second half of August.

10. In case of being selected as a grant recipient, does my organization require to sign an agreement in order to receive the award funding?

A signed grant agreement will be required before award funding is wired to the recipient organization. This grant agreement is signed by the President and CEO of WHF, as well as by the project representative of the grantee organization.

11. In case of being selected as a grant recipient, should my organization submit reports on the project’s status?

For Category 1: Projects to celebrate World Heart Day 2022, since the project must be executed within 3 months of World Heart Day (September 29, 2022), the grantee organization must submit a final report no later than 1 month after the project is implemented. Deadline for submitting the final report: October 29, 2022.

For Category 2: Projects that raise awareness of the link between Air Pollution & Cardiovascular Disease and Category 3: Projects that aim to prevent Tobacco Use among Youth, since the project must be implemented within 12 months of receiving the grant, the organization must submit a report every 3 months thereafter, as well as a final report no later than 1 month after project completion.