Carbon Monoxide Charity Fund welcomes applications

For immediate release – Thursday 21 June 2018

The Gas Distribution Networks (GDN’s) across the UK have launched their Carbon Monoxide (CO) Charity Fund, inviting UK charities and organisations to apply for funding to support their CO related initiatives.

Following the fund’s successful launch last year the GDN’s are pleased to once again launch this year’s fund. The GDN’s will consider applications on an annual basis and award one-off grants up to the value of £10,000 from the fund.

The GDN’s, which comprise Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, SGN, and Wales & West Utilities, are hopeful the fund will encourage new and innovative ideas around raising awareness of the risks, dangers and symptoms of CO and the prevention of further CO poisoning cases in the UK.

Tom Bell, Chair of the GDN CO Best Practice Group said:

“We are pleased that GDN's across the UK have collaborated to set up this important fund, providing support to charities and other organisations who already work on CO related initiatives and engaging new charities with fresh ideas to get involved.

“After the launch today, we look forward to receiving and considering all applications over the next few months.”

  • The deadline for application submissions will be Friday 31 August 2018 at 5.00pm.
  • Following the deadline, the GDN’s will meet in October and write out to applicants thereafter.
  • To download the application form and for Terms & Conditions click here.

CO is the most common type of accidental poisoning and can lead to dizziness, nausea, tiredness, loss of breath and potential death.

The Department of Health estimates around 4,000 people attending Accident and Emergency departments in the UK are diagnosed with CO poisoning. Accurate numbers are however difficult to determine because the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning are very similar to other common illnesses and so can often be misdiagnosed by health professionals.

ENDS

Notes to editors

ENA is the voice of the networks representing the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

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Gerarda Kendrick
Communications Executive
Energy Networks Association

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