GSK Impact Awards 2020 - designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.

The IMPACT awards 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.

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 £80,000 and £2.5 million.

The GSK Impact Awards

  • Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000

  • Up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000

  • The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you do not have to present a new project

  • Award winners will also be offered training and development valued at an average of £9,500 and have a film made about their work

Who can Apply?

Applicants must be:

  • A registered charity by the deadline for applications. The organisation must also have existed for a minimum of three years by this date. They may ask for a copy of your constitution to confirm this.

  • Located and registered in the UK.

  • Targeting community health needs in the UK. Community can be defined as a geographical community or a community of interest.

  • Able to point to a track record of achievement in community health issues.

  • Organisations with total annual income between £80,000 and £2.5 million as shown in your most recent accounts (produced within ten months of your year end).

  • Independently constituted from any national umbrella organisation.

  • Organisations registered in the UK but working in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can apply.

To view details of 2018 winners please see here

The assessment is based on the work of the whole organisation and the assessment will focus on excellence in 6 areas of IMPACT.

The 6 areas of IMPACT area: 

  • Innovation 

    Leadership, creativity and initiative in addressing current challenges in health care access and delivery.

  • Management

    Efficient use of resources; quality of management processes; diversity and inclusion; 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. 

    For more information see here For queries please email

    How to apply for a 2020 GSK IMPACT Award

    Please read our guidelines before deciding whether to apply for a GSK IMPACT Award at

    The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 23 September 2019.