The GSK Impact Awards

Status: Open to applications, please see the website for deadline


Description

The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.


Details

The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £25,000 and £2 million.

Maximum Turnover:£ 2,000,000
Minimum Turnover:£ 25,000
Maximum Value:£ 40,000

Value Notes

  • up to ten winners will receive £30,000 plus the overall winner will receive an extra £10,000
  • up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000
  • you do not need to present a new project, and you decide how to spend the award money.

Extended Description

The IMPACT Awards are an annual programme sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and administered by the King's Fund.

They are designed to recognise and reward small to medium sized charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.

The Awards recognise excellence in existing work and do not seek to fund new projects.

Applications should meet the following assessment criteria which focus on six areas of impact:

  • Innovation: Leadership, creativity and initiative in addressing current challenges in healthcare access and delivery.
  • Management: Efficient use of resources; quality of management processes; equality of opportunity; clear objectives and plans; strength and financial effectiveness of the organisation.
  • Partnership: Working effectively with others (members, users, private and public sector partners, etc.); willingness to share 'best practice' and to learn from others.
  • Achievement: Measurable results achieved; numbers of people benefited; impact on access to healthcare; a reflective approach to evaluation of the work; measurement and monitoring of performance.
  • Community focus: Involving and responding to users and the community; openness and provision of information; adaptability to changing circumstances and needs.
  • Targeting needs: Awareness of community issues and priorities and having a detailed understanding of the target community; ensuring services are accessible to, and focus on, people in need.

Latest Information

The 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards will open for applications in July 2018. 


Key Criteria

Charities that are located and registered in the UK are eligible to apply.

Charities must:

  • Have existed for a minimum of three years.
  • Be small or medium sized with a total annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million.
  • Be independently constituted from any national umbrella organisation.
  • Target community health needs in the UK. Community can be defined as a geographical community or a community of interest.
  • Have a track record of achievement in community health issues.

Previous GSK IMPACT Award winners can re-apply three years after winning. Other shortlisted organisations can re-apply for any year.


Restrictions

Awards will not be given in respect of the following organisations:

  • Research bodies.
  • Advice agencies.
  • Organisations principally concerned with broad social welfare work (organisations should have a health focus).

Award Categories

The Awards recognise excellence in existing work and do not seek to fund new projects.

Applications should meet the following assessment criteria which focus on six areas of impact:

  • Innovation: Leadership, creativity and initiative in addressing current challenges in healthcare access and delivery.
  • Management: Efficient use of resources; quality of management processes; equality of opportunity; clear objectives and plans; strength and financial effectiveness of the organisation.
  • Partnership: Working effectively with others (members, users, private and public sector partners, etc.); willingness to share 'best practice' and to learn from others.
  • Achievement: Measurable results achieved; numbers of people benefited; impact on access to healthcare; a reflective approach to evaluation of the work; measurement and monitoring of performance.
  • Community focus: Involving and responding to users and the community; openness and provision of information; adaptability to changing circumstances and needs.
  • Targeting needs: Awareness of community issues and priorities and having a detailed understanding of the target community; ensuring services are accessible to, and focus on, people in need.

Application Procedure

Apply online please click here


Addresses and contacts

Contact details:
GSK Impact Awards King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0AN
Telephone:020 7307 2466
Email:gskenquiries@kingsfund.org.uk