2018 GSK IMPACT Award winners

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Our congratulations go to the eight charities that have won 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards for their outstanding contributions to improving the UK’s health and wellbeing. 

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

Overall winner

WILD Young Parents Project, a charity supporting young parents in Cornwall to make healthy, safe and happy choices for them and their children, was named as the overall winner of the 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards at an award ceremony held at the Science Museum in London on 17 May. As the overall winner, WILD has received an additional £10,000 in funding.

The winners  

  • Birchwood Centre – providing support and accommodation for vulnerable young people who are homeless or in housing need in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire
  • Birmingham LGBT – providing a wide range of health and wellbeing services for LGBT people in Birmingham  
  • Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange – improving the quality of life of the Gypsy and Traveller community in and around Leeds
  • RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) – offering support to adults and children in Birmingham and Solihull affected by sexual violence and abuse
  • Seaview Project – improving the quality of life for homeless and insecurely housed people in Hastings and St Leonards, East Sussex
  • Sickle Cell Society – supporting and representing people affected by sickle cell disorder, and their families, to improve their quality of life
  • Unseen – working towards a world without slavery through supporting survivors and vulnerable people

Runners-up 

The following organisations received a £3,000 donation.