2017 GSK IMPACT Award winners

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Our congratulations go to the 10 charities that have won 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards for their outstanding contributions to improving the UK’s health and wellbeing.

The following organisations received a £30,000 donation, two places on a free training and development programme, plus an invitation to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Development Network with its programme of free meetings and events.

Overall winner

PAC-UK, a charity offering support to those affected by adoption, was named as the overall winner of the 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards at an award ceremony held at the Science Museum in London on 18 May. As the overall winner, PAC-UK have received an additional £10,000 in funding.

The winners

  • Basis Yorkshire – supporting female sex workers in Leeds and young people being sexually exploited or at risk
  • Carers Leeds – providing services for unpaid carers who look after family, friends, or neighbours in Leeds
  • Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – offering support to people in Coventry who have experienced sexual or domestic abuse
  • First Steps – a charity for people with eating disorders in Derbyshire
  • Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust – an organisation running health development and promotion activities in South Lanarkshire
  • Sahir House – an HIV support, information and advice centre in Merseyside
  • Sight Cymru – supporting people in Wales who have lost or are losing their sight to live independently
  • Student Minds – helping university students to look after their own mental health and support friends experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Tyneside Women’s Health – a charity providing services to help women in Tyneside improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing


The following organisations received a £3,000 donation.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the GSK IMPACT Awards programme. Since the awards began in 1997, more than 420 community health care charities have received a GSK IMPACT Award and funding totalling over £5.8 million.

Celebrating 20 years of the GSK IMPACT Awards