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Gas Safety Trust provides small grants for CO projects

The Gas Safety Trust has launched its 2020 Small Grants call. The trust is looking to fund smaller, short-term, innovative and experimental projects based on unproven ideas that have potential. It wants to see some really innovative projects that need seed funding and that will contribute to its overall understanding of carbon monoxide and how its impact on the environment and people’s  lives.

Since 2013, GST has awarded almost £2 million to a range of gas safety programmes and projects. The 2020 Small Grants is the first time that it has offered funding for small grants up to the value of £10,000.

The trust is working on research 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.

It’s also looking for companies to apply that have a specific need to carry out research in to the effects of CO, perhaps with end users or the supply chain. Applications are invited from researchers, academics and relevant industry partners which will contribute to the prevention and better understanding of CO poisoning.

GST welcomes applications from those with an interest in CO poisoning from across disciplines, such as healthcare, biochemistry, engineering, indoor air and behavioural science. Projects that show promise during the grant phase will be invited to apply to the GST Main Grants call for further funding to continue their work.

Chairman Chris Bielby says: 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.”

Applications must be received by Friday 1 May 2020.

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