The CSP Charitable Trust is an independent charitable organisation. It supports physiotherapy education and research through annual awards to members.
Established in 1980, the CSP Charitable Trust (CSPCT) provides funding for research projects, for both novice and experienced researchers, and support for a range of professional development activities. Find out more about the CSPCT's Trustees.
How are Trust monies allocated?
Two independent CSPCT panels oversee the allocation of awards:
Further details about the Charitable Trust's work and annual reports can be found on the Charity Commission website.
- CSPCT Scientific Panel: annual funding for research projects to novice and experienced researchers, provided through both response mode and commissioned research, and a biennial award to support presentations at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress.
- CSPCT Education Awards Panel: annual funding for a range of education and research activities (accredited courses, presentations, study visits, overseas elective placements) to physiotherapy assistants, student members and chartered physios.
The above panels follow a robust process of application review and approval and panel members are experts in the fields of clinical practice, education and research. Panellists are selected from the CSP membership and appropriate external organisations.
The following strategy and policy documents are available to provide the context in which you are applying.
Use of animals
The CSPCT does not directly fund research with animal involvement. However, the Trust recognises that some of the underpinning theory for physiotherapy practice is based on research that has involved animals. The CSPCT therefore supports the Association of Medical Research Charities position statement on animal research.
Research in universities
The CSPCT also supports the Association of Medical Research Charities statement on supporting research in universities.