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Origins of the Trust

Under the Fire Brigades Act of 1938 the UK insurance industry paid a lump sum to the Government in return for which it no longer contributed to certain local fire service expenditure.

Part of the lump sum was distributed to local fire authorities at that time, while the remaining £285,000 (UK Pounds) was paid into the Trust to fund its purposes.

The Trust did not operate during World War 2. The fire service was returned to local government in 1948 and grants have been made regularly in accordance with the terms of the original Declaration of Trust. Active management of investments for most of the Trust’s life has offset inflation and increased the value of the amount in hand to around £5 million.

Providing information &
guidance with applications for financial grants

Fire Service Research and Training Trust

Guidance for Grant applicants

The Trust has four types of grant:

Scholarship Awards Policy

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Application

Research Fellowship Awards Policy

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Application

Small Project Grants Policy

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Application

Research Project Grants Policy

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Application

A table summarising and comparing the grants can be found here.

Trustees meet four times during the course of a year to decide on grant applications. The deadline for applications to be considered at the meetings are notified through the website.

The next deadline for applications is 17:00hrs 3rd August 2018