We  have a 2-stage application process. Stage 1 is a brief expression of interest form and applications that meet our funding criteria will be invited to apply for the Stage 2 process.

The deadline for Stage 1 applications for our next round will be announced shortly.

All stage 2 applications will be assessed by an Independent Grants Panel. We are very honoured that this will be chaired by Professor Hugh Montgomery OBE, from University College London.

The panel has multidisciplinary expertise from across the GM region, ranging from tertiary, secondary and primary care, along with patient and voluntary sector representation.

Prof Hugh Montgomery OBE

What we plan to fund

We will consider awarding individual grants up to a maximum of cost of £25,000. For our first funding round, it is likely that the following projects will be given greater priority:


  • projects that cost up to £10,000
  • projects that are likely to demonstrate rapid short-term benefit (within 12 months).

The application

The application must demonstrate a strong connection to Greater Manchester (GM). The application should have an impact on one of the following:

  • people or communities who live in GM

  • those who live outside of GM who may utilise healthcare services in GM

  • organisations located in GM and their staff / volunteers​

The application should demonstrate a close alignment with  one or more of NW Hearts Charity’s funding priorities, namely projects that benefit:

  • people living with heart disease

  • the family and carers of these groups
  • the specialist staff who care for them

  • heart disease diagnosis
  • research into cardiac conditions

Make a difference


Whatever fund-raising ideas you might have, no matter how big or small, we’d love you to help us to raise funds so that we can keep on improving heart services for local people. You efforts will enable us to award more grants for projects that improve heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, above and beyond what the NHS provides.

Become a supporter

Tell your friends and colleagues about us, sign up for our e-newsletter, follow us on social media and share our news. All the work we do and all the money we raise is spent here in Greater Manchester for local people.


Every penny we raise goes towards giving more grants to organisations and teams who can improve heart services for people like you across Greater Manchester.

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