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2017 GSK IMPACT Awards open for entries

Melanie May | 1 July 2016 | News

The 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards open for applications today, offering prizes of up to £40,000 of unrestricted funding to health and well-being charities.
The awards, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, see ten winners each year receive £30,000 in unrestricted funding and ten runner-up organisations receive £3,000 each. The overall winner is awarded an additional £10,000.
As well as receiving unrestricted funding, winners are offered an intensive training and leadership development programme, and ongoing support through the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, valued at a further £6,000. The Network, made up of more than 70 winning organisations, helps winners to continue their professional development, learning from external sources and each other throughout the year.
The awards, which celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, are open to charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million that are at least three years old. The name ‘IMPACT’ derives from the criteria that winners must have demonstrated in their application submissions: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting need.

The overall winner of the 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards was Groundswell, a charity enabling people who are homeless to take more control of their health and lives, have greater influence on statutory services, and play a fuller role in the community.
Lisa Weaks, Third Sector Programme Manager at The King’s Fund, said:

“Charities have a crucial role to play in our health and social care system but they need more support. For many years these awards have been funding and developing the health charity sector and its leaders so that they can find creative solutions to some of our most complex and difficult health issues. We look forward to welcoming more organisations to our network.”

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 21 September, and more information, including how to apply, can be found at: www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/gsk-impact-awards.


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