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Grants for health & safety initiatives and research

Working towards a safer construction industry for all

Health and safety, including occupational health, is an ongoing priority for the construction industry. Find out about our awards and partnership opportunities.

Mowlem Award

Applications for the 2020 Mowlem Award are opening soon.

Find out more about the previous winners

Our Mowlem Award is given on an annual basis. The £20,000 award is given to organisations that demonstrate achievements in training or promotion of health and safety in construction.

It furthers the work of the RI Beck Trust – a charity set up in 1983 by the construction company, Mowlem. The RI Beck Trust was pleased to extend its scope and join with B&CE’s Charitable Trust to support their shared aims and objectives.

“This £20,000 grant will mean we can help 100 young people gain a qualification to get into construction.”

Essex Youthbuild – 2019 Mowlem Award winners

Occupational Health Research Award

Applications for the 2019/20 Occupational Health Research Award are now closed.

Applications are being considered and the winner will be announced shortly.

Find out more about previous winners

Our Occupational Health Research Award of £25,000 is given annually. This is awarded to a UK research institution in support of occupational health research that focuses on occupational health for construction workers.

Loughborough University won our Occupational Health Research Award in 2018 to fund research into understanding musculoskeletal related presenteeism in UK’s construction industry…

“Occupational ill-health costs UK construction employers hundreds of millions of pounds every year and musculoskeletal disorders account for more than three-quarters of the total. A considerable proportion of that cost is believed to be from lost productivity through presenteeism and this work will make an important contribution to increasing understanding of MSD presenteeism, for the benefit of workers and employers alike.”

Alistair Gibb, Professor of Construction Engineering Management at Loughborough University, 2018 Occupational Health Research Award winners

Supporting industry health through partnerships

The Trust works in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including trade unions and construction federations. We have also supported organisations including Mesothelioma UK, London Hazards Centre, National Federation of Builders, West Midlands Hazards Trust and Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team.

Get in touch

To find out more about any of our awards, call us on 0300 2000 600 or email us at