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GSK Health Inequalities programme

The GSK Health Inequalities programme is now closed for applications.

The GSK Health Inequalities programme was launched to support very small registered charities with an annual income under £150,000 that have been tackling health inequalities in their communities in the UK for at least a year.

Health inequalities are avoidable and systematic differences that include access to care, quality and experience of care, and life expectancy, as well as wider factors such as environment and housing. The alarming scale of these inequalities was exposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The GSK Health Inequalities programme was launched to support aspirational leaders who want to develop their organisations. It is designed to run alongside the GSK IMPACT Awards and support the next generation of award winners. We know from our long association with the GSK IMPACT Awards that the combination of funding and leadership support can really help a charity realise its ambitions.

GSK and The King’s Fund actively encourage organisations to apply that are led by and support people from under-represented backgrounds, people from ethnic minority communities, people with disabilities and people 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.

Successful charities

Our congratulations to the 15 successful organisations selected from more than 200 applications for the 2024 GSK Health Inequalities programme. They each receive a grant and were offered a place on a tailored leadership programme delivered by The King’s Fund.

  • The Birth Partner Project is based in Cardiff and supports sanctuary-seeking women and birthing people who would otherwise face pregnancy, birth and early motherhood alone.

  • Bradford People First is a self and group advocacy charity, run by and for people with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and neurodiversity (LDDN). It provides training to people with LDDN and health professionals, and campaigns for better awareness.

  • Brent Chinese Association aims to address health inequalities within Chinese, East and South East Asian (ESEA) communities in London, and supports Chinese/ESEA culture, education and physical, psychological and social welfare.

  • Brighton PIP provides a range of therapeutic services to support families with children up to three years’ old and expectant parents who are experiencing mental health issues and are struggling to cope.

  • Controlling Chemsex supports LGBTQI+ communities struggling with chemsex addiction.

  • Helping Homeless Believe supports people in South Gloucestershire by providing a safe place and support to those who are, or have been, homeless. Its Bristol outreach service also offers hot meals, clothing and sleeping bags to rough sleepers.

  • Hopewell is a user-led organisation in north Manchester that supports members of marginalised communities to achieve improved wellbeing and social inclusion and promotes community cohesion, with a particular focus on supporting ethnic minority populations.

  • Lincolnshire Traveller Initiative supports Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities throughout Lincolnshire. Its services include education, advocacy, adult employment training and preventive health care initiatives.

  • Northern Community Network works predominantly with local people from ethnic minority communities in a socio-economically deprived area, providing welfare rights advocacy and wellbeing services for all age groups.

  • Project Food provides tailored support to help people eat better, so that they can enjoy improved physical and mental health. It helps people to learn how to cook and eat nutritious food, particularly those who are isolated, in poor health or experiencing disadvantage.

  • Pukar Disability Resource Centre is based in Preston and provides support for adults with disabilities, families and carers to help them maintain their independence.

  • SupportED supports people in Scotland over the age of 18 who are living with an eating disorder or caring for someone with an eating disorder.

  • SWELL Supported We Live Life is a voluntary-led organisation run by cancer patients that provides support services, activities and awareness programmes to anyone affected by cancer living in County Fermanagh NI and the surrounding area.

  • Talk Changes provides therapeutic assistance, guidance and engaging activities aimed at enhancing the mental and physical wellbeing of individuals in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

  • US offers sport and fitness activities to young people aged 12–25 who experience, or are at risk of, mental health difficulties or neurodevelopmental disorders.

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