Halton Foundation has awarded grants in the past six years totaling over $175,000 USD. Grants have been awarded in several areas including helping children with asthma, funding for the Himalayas Stove project and providing grants to universities that research indoor environmental quality.
If you know an organisation that works for improving indoor enviroment conditions and people’s health and wellbeing, please tell us about it.
Decision on grants is made by 15th November. The successful applicant will be notified of the grant award and the grant decision will be announced in the Foundation website. Halton Foundation will sign a Grant Agreement with the charitable organisation receiving the funds. The grant receiver must also provide information about the use of the funds for the purpose intended.
The International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) was awarded a 3-year grant as they are working toward developing a database on IEQ guidelines.
In 2016, Halton Foundation awarded a three-year grant to Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. The grant was awarded for a research project that creates indoor environment guidelines for patient rooms in the hospitals in Poland. The project looks at the rooms’ air distribution, microclimate variables, and limit values and explores cost-efficient technological solutions that can be utilized in the modernization and further improvement of the rooms. The project aims at creating a principle program with recommendations for a specific target environment. The grant is paid gradually in stages provided that the requirements of the previous stage are met. This was the fourth grant awarded by the Foundation. The first stage of the procedure has been completed and the second stage is currently in progress.
For more information visit: https://www.pw.edu.pl/engpw
The third grant, with the value of 29,500 dollars was awarded in the end of 2013 to the University of Reading for a project on School Indoor Environment & Ventilation Control Strategies for Children’s Health & Wellbeing. The purpose of the project is to improve health and wellbeing for school children by investigating the indoor environmental conditions and developing control strategies to mitigate the level of contaminations for the classroom located in the urban areas. It is a joint research project between the University of Reading, and Chongqing University in China.
For more information visit: https://english.cqu.edu.cn/
Halton Foundation’s second grant was given in 2012 to the Paul Basch Memorial Foundation to help in its Himalayan Stove project in improving heath of people in trans-Himalayan region.
The Himalayan Stove Project is dedicated to improving the health of the people in the trans-Himalayan region. The organisation provides free, clean-burning, highly fuel-efficient cook stoves to families living in the Himalayas who now cook with traditional, rudimentary stoves or over open fire pits inside their homes, consuming excessive amounts of precious fuel and polluting the indoor air to dangerously unhealthy levels.
For more information visit: https://www.himalayanstoveproject.org/
Halton Foundation awarded its first grant to the Center for Courageous Kids located in Scottsville, Kentucky. The Center is a medical camping facility that provides cost-free summer and weekend camps for seriously ill and disabled children and their families. The Centre was awarded with a 30,000 dollar one time grant.
The grant from the Halton Foundation enables the Center for Courageous Kids to organise a one week summer camp for children with asthma.
For more information visit: www.courageouskids.org