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*GSK IMPACT Awards - The Awards are open to charities 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.
The application process for the 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards will open on 1 July 2016, which will also be the Awards’ 20th anniversary. For more information please visit: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards
This year £340,000 in prize money will be awarded to charities through the GSK IMPACT Awards in the UK. Ten winners each receive £30,000 and ten runner-up organisations each receive £3,000. An overall winner will be awarded an additional £10,000 at an award ceremony at the Science Museum in London on Thursday 12 May 2016.
Since the awards began in 1997, 391 community health care charities have received a GSK IMPACT Award and funding totalling £5,553,000.
Supporting information about charities
- An estimated 1.7 million people are currently volunteering in health and social care in the UK. They play a vital role in delivering services and are an increasingly important part of the extended care team for many people.
- A quarter of third sector organisations are involved in the provision of adult health and social care services. Small local charities are often best placed to understand the needs of the UK’s increasingly diverse population; they can often respond more flexibly and creatively than large public sector providers.
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 care is available to all. For further information please visit www.kingsfund.org.uk