Applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards, which provide core funding and free training for charities working to improve people’s health in the UK.
The awards, managed by The King’s Fund with funding from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), are judged by a panel of judges and provide national recognition for the winning charities. They also give organisations access to a free leadership programme, designed specifically for health charities, provided by The King’s Fund. After taking part in the training, organisations can then join the fund’s network of health charities, which supports their ongoing service and organisational development.
Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 – £40,000, plus free training and development valued at a further £9,500. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials.
To be eligible to apply, organisations must be at least 3 years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 – £2.5 million. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate clearly the impact their organisation has on their target community’s health.
Previous GSK IMPACT Award winners can re-apply 5 years after winning; if the organisation applied in 2015 (receiving the award in 2016), or before, it is eligible. Other shortlisted organisations can re-apply for any year. If the organisation was shortlisted for a GSK IMPACT Award and was visited by an assessor, there will be a particular focus on achievements since the last application.
The deadline for applications is now extended to 10am on Monday 21st September.