2016 GSK IMPACT Award winners

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Our congratulations to the 10 charities who won 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards for their outstanding contributions to improving health and wellbeing in their communities.

The following organisations received £30,000 unrestricted funding, access to free training and leadership development, and the opportunity to join the prestigious GSK IMPACT Awards Network.

The 2016 winners demonstrated excellence across the criteria – including innovation and management – during the fiercely competitive application process, beating more than 400 applicants to the award.

Overall winner

Groundswell – a charity enabling homeless people to take more control of their lives, have greater influence on statutory services and play a fuller role in the community – was named as the overall winner of the 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards.

Groundswell were recognised, along with all the other winners, at an award ceremony held at the Science Museum in London on Thursday 12 May 2016. As the overall winner Groundswell have received an additional £10,000 in funding.

The winners

  • Age UK South Lakeland – an organisation working with local older people to help them retain independence and exercise real choice in their lives.
  • Body & Soul – a national organisation promoting the respect, dignity and wellbeing of children, young people and adults living with and affected by HIV.
  • Carers in Hertfordshire – a charity supporting carers with information, problem solving and support.
  • Children North East – a charity aimed at transforming the lives of disadvantaged children.
  • Falkirk and District Association of Mental Health – an organisation promoting mental health recovery for adults.
  • London Friend – a charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of adult lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people.
  • Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS) – a Scottish charity aiming to improve the lives of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).
  • SeeSaw – an Oxfordshire-based organisation responding to the needs of bereaved children and young people.
  • The Shakespeare Hospice – a charity providing a range of services for patients and their families, including information and advice, and physical, psychological and spiritual care.


The following runners-up received a £3,000 donation.