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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 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 of 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 submissions: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community Focus and Targeting Need. For more information visit www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards
This year £268,000 in prize money will be awarded to UK charities through the GSK IMPACT Awards. There are eight winners that each receive £30,000, and six 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 Thursday 17 May 2018.
The 2018 winners have been selected by a judging panel of health and charity experts including Sir Philip Hampton, Chair of GSK; Sir Christopher Kelly, Chair of The King’s Fund; Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund; Gilly Green, formerly Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief; Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of MS Society and NHS England board member; and Paul Streets, Chief Executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation.
Since the awards began in 1997, almost 440 community health care charities have received a GSK IMPACT Award and funding totalling more than £6.2 million.
The 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards will be open for applications in July 2018. For further information, visit www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards
Supporting information about charities
An estimated three 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 is a science-led global health care company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. It has three world-leading businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer health care products. Its goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best-performing and trusted health care companies.
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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