Gas Safety Trust launches 2020 small grant call for CO poisoning research
The Gas Safety Trust (GST) today launched their 2020 Small Grants call. This Spring the Trust is looking to fund smaller, short-term, innovative and experimental projects based on unproven ideas that have potential.
GST want to see some really innovative projects that need some seed funding that will contribute to our overall understanding of Carbon Monoxide and how it impacts the environment and peoples’ lives.
Since 2013 GST has awarded almost £2 million to a range of gas safety programmes and projects, but the 2020 Small Grants call will be the first time that the Trust is offering funding for small grants up to the value of £10,000.
Current research involves the Trust working with a range of medical and academic personnel from various areas including victims of CO poisoning, Accident and Emergency services, coroners, and low-income households. We are also looking for companies to apply that have a specific need to carry out research in to the effects of CO, perhaps with the end user or the supply chain.
Applications are invited from researchers, academics and relevant industry partners which will contribute to the prevention and better understanding of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
GST welcomes applications with an interest in CO poisoning from across the disciplines – such as healthcare, biochemistry, engineering, indoor air and behavioural science. Projects which show promise during this grant phase will be invited to apply to the GST Main Grants call for further funding to continue their work.
Chris Bielby, GST Chairman said: “GST has been pleased to have been able to support a number of important projects relating to the improved understanding and prevention of carbon monoxide exposure.
We will continue to fund research looking at ways to improve our understanding of CO exposure and improving health and wellbeing outcomes, as we know that strong data will help successfully influence behaviours relating to carbon monoxide.”
The Trust looks forward to receiving applications by Friday 1 May 2020.
The GST provides grants to a wide range of charities, voluntary groups, associations, gas related businesses, social housing associations, local authorities, statutory organisations, academic bodies and others. People interested in applying for a GST Small Grant, are asked to contact GST Trustee, Adrian McConnell via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gas Safety Trust, set up in 2005, is the UK’s principal CO research charity and has in recent years refocused its strategy on funding several strands of CO related research, to provide the underpinning empirical evidence that supports improved awareness and understanding of the effects of CO.