The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise 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.
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. The GSK IMPACT Awards aim to reward small to medium sized charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.
This year under the scheme:
- Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000.
- Up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000.
- Each winning organisation is offered free leadership training and invited to take part in a programme of free development activities.
The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you don’t have to present a new project. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 25 September 2015.
The assessment is based on the work of the whole organisation and the assessment will focus on excellence in the six areas of IMPACT. The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Innovation: Leadership, creativity and initiative in addressing current challenges in health care 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, voluntary, private and public sector partners etc); willingness to share ‘best practice’ and to learn from others.
- Achievement: Measurable results achieved; numbers of people benefiting; impact on access to healthcare; a reflective approach to evaluation of the work; measurement and monitoring of performance, being able to report on outcomes and impact.
- Community Focus: Involving and responding to users and the community; openness and provision of information; adaptability to changing circumstances and needs.
- Targeting Need: Awareness of community issues and priorities; having a detailed understanding of the target community; ensuring services are accessible to and focus on people in need.
You can find more information and how to apply on the King’s Fund website here.