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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.
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.
This year £337,000 in prize money will be awarded to UK charities through the GSK IMPACT Awards. There are ten winners that each receive £30,000, and nine 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 16 May 2019.
The 2019 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; Gemma Bull, Funding Strategy Director at The National Lottery Community Fund; Ruth Davison, Executive Director, Impact and Investment at Comic Relief; and Will Warburton, Director of Improvement at The Health Foundation.
Since the awards began in 1997, nearly 460 community health care charities have received a GSK IMPACT Award and funding totalling more than £6.5 million.
The 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards will be open for applications in July 2019.
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