10 community health and wellbeing charities named as 2020 GSK IMPACT award winners (2021 scheme opens in June this year)

Ten charities have been named as winners of the 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards for their outstanding work improving health and wellbeing in their communities.

IMPACT stands for “Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting need.”

The GSK IMPACT Awards are designed to recognise the outstanding work of small and medium sized charities working to improve health and wellbeing in communities across the UK.

More than 400 charities across the UK applied for the awards in their 23rd year. Each of the ten winners receive £30,000 in unrestricted funding as well as expert support and leadership development provided by The King’s Fund. The winning charities will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Science Museum in London on 13 May 2020. The overall winner will be announced on the night and awarded an extra £10,000.

The 10 winners are:

1. Auditory Verbal UK, for helping deaf children learn to listen and talk so they can get an equal start at school.
2. Empire Fighting Chance, a Bristol-based charity, for its work transforming young lives through non-contact boxing.
3. Headway East London, for supporting brain injury survivors, their families and carers.
4. Maundy Relief, for tackling poverty and helping people in real need in Accrington.
5. New Pathways, for helping people who have experienced rape or sexual assault across South, West and Mid Wales.
6. Playlist for Life, for using music to help improve the lives of people with dementia and their families across the UK.
7. Shantona Women’s and Family Centre, empowering women and strengthening families in diverse communities in Leeds.
8. Trevi House, a Plymouth-based charity, for helping mothers to recover from addiction without separating them from their children.
9. Vision Care for Homeless People, for providing eye tests and glasses to homeless people, and
10. Yellow Door, for improving the lives of people affected by domestic or sexual abuse across Hampshire.

The 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards will open to applications in June 2020.

Further information can be found on the GSK IMPACT Awards website.

Image: Glasgow-based charity Playlist for Life, which was founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson after the death of her mother, Mamie, who had dementia. Playlist for Life aims to provide people with dementia with a unique, personal playlist.