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The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.
Each winner is given the opportunity to take part in leadership development and training, and afterwards they are able to join the GSK IMPACT Award Network of winning charities. Year after year, charities who win GSK IMPACT Awards say joining this network has been of huge benefit to their charity and its leaders. The Network is a unique learning programme that supports charities to continually develop their leaders and share experiences and expertise. The programme is run by The King’s Fund, which has been developing leaders for more than 60 years.
The Cascading Leadership Programme, organised in partnership between The King’s Fund, Comic Relief and GSK, enables high-performing GSK IMPACT Award winners to share their learning and skills with the wider voluntary and community sector, to further develop leadership within the sector. The programme follows on from a very successful pilot in Scotland where six award winners were paired with six other charities. In 2016 a further 15 award winners will provide support to 15 wider charities. At the end of the year a review will be carried out.
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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.
GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare 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.
Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1 billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.