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Photos, interviews and case studies from the charities are available.
For further information please contact Harry Dayantis, Press and Public Affairs Manager at The King’s Fund on 020 7307 2603 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GSK IMPACT Awards
The GSK IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are designed to recognise the outstanding work of community-based health care charities. For more information visit www.uk.gsk.com/gskimpactawards
The awards are open to charities working in health and wellbeing with an annual income between £80,000 and £2.5 million that are at least three years old. The name ‘IMPACT’ derives from the criteria that winners must have demonstrated in their application submission: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting need. For more information on the application process, visit our GSK IMPACT Awards page. The 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards will be open for application in June 2020.
This year, £340,000 in prize money will be awarded to UK charities through the GSK IMPACT Awards. There are ten winners that each receive £30,000 and ten runner-up organisations that each receive £3,000. An overall winner will be awarded an additional £10,000 at the award ceremony at The Science Museum in London on Wednesday 13 May 2020.
The 2020 winners went through a rigorous assessment, including a half day in-depth discussion with an assessor from The King’s Fund, and were selected by a judging panel of health and charity experts including Philip Thomson, President Global Affairs, GSK; Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund; Gemma Bull, Funding Strategy Director at The National Lottery Community Fund; Ruth Davison, Interim Chief Executive at Comic Relief; and Will Warburton, Director of Improvement at The Health Foundation.
Since the awards began in 1997, nearly 480 community health care charities have received a GSK IMPACT Award and funding totalling nearly £7 million.
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About The King's Fund
The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. It helps to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Its vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all. For further information visit www.kingsfund.org.uk