GSK and The King’s Fund have announced the winners of the 2016 Impact Awards.
The winning organisations were all judged to demonstrate excellence across the criteria – including innovation and management – during the fiercely competitive application process, beating more than 400 applicants to the award.
- Age UK South Lakeland– an organisation working with local older people to help them retain independence and exercise real choice in their lives.
- Body and Soul– a London-based national organisation promoting the respect, dignity and wellbeing of children, young people and adults with and affected by HIV.
- Carers in Hertfordshire– a county-wide charity supporting carers with information, problem solving and support.
- Children North East– a charity aimed at transforming the lives of disadvantaged children.
- Falkirk and District Association of Mental Health– an organisation promoting mental health recovery for adults.
- Groundswell– a charity enabling homeless people to take more control of their lives, have greater influence on statutory services and play a fuller role in the community.
- London Friend– a charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of adult lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people through providing counselling, social support groups, drug and alcohol support, and training for health professionals.
- Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS)– a Scottish charity based in Dundee aiming to improve the lives of people with learning difficulties and their families.
- Seesaw– an Oxfordshire organisation responding to the needs of bereaved children and young people.
- The Shakespeare Hospice– a Stratford-upon-Avon-based charity providing a range of services for patients and their families, including information and advice and physical, psychological and spiritual care.
One of these organisations will announced as the overall winner of the GSK IMPACT Awards 2016 at an award ceremony recognising all winners, to be held at the Science Museum in London on Thursday 12 May 2016. The overall winner will receive an additional £10,000 in funding.
You can read more about the GSK Impact Awards on The King’s Fund website here.