Our Grants

This Spring the Gas Safety Trust is looking to fund smaller, short-term, innovative and experimental projects based on unproven ideas that have potential. The 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. 

The grant application period for our 2020 Small Grants call is now open. If you have any questions please contact adrian@gassafetytrust.org..

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CO Portal

The CO Portal is the definitive place to find information, updates and learning from our members’ research into carbon monoxide (CO). It brings together the experience in the UK with the developments around the world to help reduce incidences of CO poisoning. The CO Portal has three sections:

  • CO Documents, which holds a variety of standards, legislation, academic resources, and data and reports that have been funded by GST.
  • Downstream Incident Data is a database of reported casualties of CO since 1996. It has been kindly provided by the HSE, British Gas and the Gas Safe Register.
  • Other Data provides a list of links to other data sets, tools and websites related to CO.

About the Gas Safety Trust

The Gas Safety Trust, established in 2005 as a registered charitable body, has become the UK’s leading gas safety research charity with the key objectives of further improving gas/fossil fuel safety for the public and industry throughout the UK and reducing the incidents of death and serious injury from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure. The Trust does this through the funding of research and data collection relating to carbon monoxide poisoning.

We provide grant funding, advice and support to any organisation to carry out research and evidence gathering relating to gas safety. We would currently welcome applications for funding for projects looking at (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Low level exposure
  • Built environment
  • Medics’ understanding and awareness
  • Leisure activities

Since 2013 we have awarded circa £2 million to a variety of programmes and projects relating to gas/fossil fuel safety and carbon monoxide.

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