RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship Scheme
Scholarship to Save Lives and Reduce Injuries
About the RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship Scheme
The RoSPA / BNFL scholarship Scheme is now closed, having funded 14 ground-breaking safety projects. The Scheme was unique and provided support for safety-related research projects that produced defined, practical and influential outcomes to help save lives and prevent injuries in the UK and around the world. It was established with £500,000 of legacy funding following the winding up of BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) and was guided by an Oversight Group which comprised: Tom Mullarkey MBE and Roger Bibbings MBE (nominated by RoSPA) and Rear Admiral (rtd) Paul Thomas CB and Dr Richard Taylor (nominated by BNFL).
2014 Sponsored Project
The launch of RoSPA's "LifeForce" Home Safety Volunteers programme in Birmingham. This community-based volunteer programme empowers people and communities by giving them the skills, support and knowledge to stay safe in their homes.
It works with vulnerable people who need us the most - children under 5 and older people over 65 – in city wards with particularly high rates of unintentional injury. Volunteers are fully trained before carrying out home safety checks and providing information and lots of practical advice.
2013 Sponsored Projects
Community-based Child Injury Prevention in Nepal: a programme for Female Community Health Volunteers
Puspa Ray Pant and Professor Elizabeth Towner, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, University of the West of England, Bristol
A series of studies aimed at evaluating LASER (Learning about Safety by Experiencing Risk) safety education schemes
Dr Mary Sissons Joshi and Clare Stevens, Oxford Brookes University
Aim: To explore the effectiveness of safety education at alerting children to daily risk