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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 and wellbeing charities. An introductory video can be viewed at www.uk.gsk.com/gskimpactawards
The awards are open to charities working in health and wellbeing with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million that are at least three years old. The name ‘IMPACT’ derives from the criteria that winners must have demonstrated in their application submissions: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting need. For more information visit www.uk.gsk.com/gskimpactawards
This year £340,000 in prize money will be awarded to UK charities through the GSK IMPACT Awards. Ten winners each receive £30,000, and ten runner-up organisations that each receive £3,000.
The 2017 winners have been selected by a judging panel of health and charity experts including Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund; Gilly Green, Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief; Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of MS Society and NHS England board member; Lord Michael Bichard; Sir Philip Hampton, Chair of GSK; and Sir Christopher Kelly, Chair of The King’s Fund.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the GSK IMPACT Awards programme. Since the awards began in 1997, more than 420 community health care charities have received a GSK IMPACT Award and funding totalling nearly £5.9 million.
The 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards will be open for applications in July 2017. For further information, visit www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards
Supporting information about charities
An estimated 3 million people volunteer in health and social care. They play a vital role in delivering services and are an increasingly important part of the extended care team for many people. Small, local charities are often well-placed to understand the needs of the UK’s increasingly diverse population and can respond flexibly and creatively to community health and wellbeing challenges.
GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For further information please visit www.gsk.com
The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help 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. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all. For further information visit www.kingsfund.org.uk
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