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To mark the 25th anniversary of the GSK IMPACT Awards, the new GSK Grow Programme was launched to support very small registered charities with annual income under £120,000, working in a health related field in the UK for at least a year. It has a particular focus on supporting the least privileged and diverse communities in the UK. The programme is funded by GSK and delivered in partnership with The King’s Fund.

Our congratulations to the 11 successful charities that have secured a place on the GSK Grow Programme. Each will receive a £10,000 donation plus a training and development programme delivered by The King’s Fund worth an additional £3,200. This will include coaching from voluntary sector leader who has taken part in The King’s Fund’s Cascading Leadership Programme, which trains voluntary sector leaders to support others in the sector.

Successful charities

The 11 successful charities are:

  • Breaking Barriers NW based in Bolton, aims to challenge the barriers to inclusion for disabled children, young people and their families providing support, activities and opportunities

  • CoDa Dance Company uses dance to tell real life differently, delivering dance as a rehabilitation tool in hospitals for neurodisabled people and creating innovative digital dance experiences for curious audiences

  • Fumble supports young people aged 11-25 to successfully manage their sexual health, relationships and mental health in the digital age

  • GamFam provide help and support to anyone affected by the impact of gambling related harms 

  • Live Through This supports and raises awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBTIQ+) cancer patients in the UK

  • The Maggie Oliver Foundation supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation nationally to turn the pain of their abuse into power through emotional support and advocacy

  • The Parent Rooms aims to support parents across Northern Ireland to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing and move into fulfilling and healthy lives

  • Plasma of Hope supports individuals living with Sickle Cell Disorder and other related illnesses in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell

  • Suicide & Co supports people who are bereaved by suicide 

  • The Widows Empowerment Trust supports the widowed community (male and female) who have suffered a bereavement and are experiencing loneliness and social isolation in and around Manchester 

  • Youth@Heart is a cardiac charity who empower and support young people aged 15-24 living with congenital heart disease and their families across the South West of England and South Wales.

The following four charities were runners up and each receive a £1,000 donation:

GSK and The King’s Fund actively encourage organisations to apply who are led by and support people from underrepresented backgrounds, people from ethnic minority communities, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge as we recognise that diversity makes us stronger.


Read more about the awards, how to apply and previous winners.

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