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GSK IMPACT Awards
- 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the GSK IMPACT Awards, GSK’s flagship UK community investment programme. 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 gsk.com.
- The awards are open to small and medium-sized charities working in health and wellbeing with an annual income between £120,000 and £3 million that are at least three years old. The name ‘IMPACT’ derives from the criteria that winners must have demonstrated in their application submission: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting need. For more information on the application process, visit the GSK IMPACT Awards homepage. The 2023 GSK IMPACT Awards will open for applications in July 2022.
- In 2022, £450,000 in unrestricted prize money will be awarded to UK charities through the GSK IMPACT Awards. To mark the 25th anniversary of the GSK IMPACT Awards, the prize has been increased so that the ten winners each receive £40,000 in unrestricted funding, a film and other promotional materials to promote the charities, as well as access to training and development activities estimated to be worth £9,500. At the award ceremony in London in June, an overall winner will be announced. The winner will receive an extra £10,000, making a total of £50,000. Ten runners up will also each receive £4,000.
- The 2022 winners went through a rigorous assessment, including a half-day in-depth discussion with an independent assessor, and were selected by a judging panel of health and charity experts including Sir Jonathan Symonds, Chairman, GSK; Richard Murray, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund; Emma Ackerman, Funding Strategy Director, The National Lottery Community Fund; Aleema Shivji, Executive Director of Impact and Investment, Comic Relief; John James, Chief Executive, Sickle Cell Society; and Dr Dominique Allwood, Director of Improvement and Partnerships, UCLPartners.
- Since their inception in 1997, nearly 520 health and wellbeing charities have received GSK IMPACT Awards and funding totalling nearly £7.7 million.
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The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. It helps to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; developing individuals, teams and organisations; promoting understanding of the health and social care system; and bringing people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Its vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.