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GSK Impact Awards

2022 GSK IMPACT Awards & new GSK Grow Programme – core funding and training for health charities

Charities are facing significant challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic while continuing to provide vital services to keep people healthy and connected. This year, more than ever, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 GSK IMPACT Awards. This is also the 25th anniversary of the awards, and to mark this milestone we have increased our funding and launched the new GSK Grow Programme, which will support smaller charities.

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding and free training for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £120,000 and £3 million. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, plus free training and development valued at a further £9,500. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials.

The new GSK Grow Programme supports small charities with total annual income between £20,000 and £120,000. Up to 10 charities will receive £10,000 in unrestricted funding plus training and development valued at £3,200.

The GSK IMPACT Awards are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. They are judged by a prestigious panel of judges and provide national recognition for the winning organisations. They also give organisations access to a free leadership programme, designed specifically for health charities, provided by The King’s Fund. After taking part in the training, organisations can then join our network of health charities which supports ongoing service and organisational development.

To apply and find out more go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards

Closing date: 20 September 2021 at 5pm

 

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Victims Fund

The MoJ has launched a recent fund with Comic Relief to support smaller, specialist organisations that work with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led ‘by, with and for’ communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBT+ communities.

Funds will support activities and offer wrap-around support which improves digital and remote capacity, provides continuity in support, and enhances future sustainability. Investments will be disbursed in September 2021 and run for up to six months. Funds must be spent by March 2022 The deadline for applications is Tuesday 20 July.

For more information, please contact Alex Campbell on alexandra.campbell@apccs.police.uk

Global’s Make Some Noise

Grants are available for small charities working to achieve change for disadvantaged communities across the UK.  The aim of this funding is to support small charities working across four key focus areas:

  • Providing safety and shelter
  • Supporting physical and/or mental health
  • Developing life skills
  • Reducing isolation or improving inclusion

Charities can apply for a minimum of £20,000 and a maximum of £30,000 for 12 months of funding from 1 April 2022.  The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 28 May 2021.

For more information, please go to: How to apply for funding - Make Some Noise

ESF Community Grants

The ESFA Community Grants funding programme gives small, voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £750,000 an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals towards the labour market.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity.

For information please click here.

Windrush Community Fund

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for charities, community or grassroots organisations for projects that raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme (documentation), the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both.

 

Projects awarded the minimum funding of £2,500 must be delivered within six months of receipt of funding.  Projects awarded between £2,501 and £25,000 must be delivered within 12 months of receipt of funding.

For more information and an application form visit the Windrush Community Fund website.

Applications close on 30 June 2021.

 

Baring Foundation - art for mental health grants – deadline 18 August 

The Foundation is awarding grants of £12k to £15k from a £900k fund to support organisations that specialise in providing creative opportunities to people, including children and young people, with mental health problems.  This must be the organisation’s sole focus and must employ the skills of professionally trained artists.

For more information visit the Baring Foundation website. 
 

ESFA grants to support unemployed people

The next round of the ESFA Community Grants programme is now open and will be accepting applications from until 15 December 2019. 

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to registered not-for-profit organisations based in the LLEP and D2N2 areas with a turnover of less than £500,000. Grants are available to deliver a projects or initiatives lasting no more than 6 months, that help people take steps towards a future career, reduce unemployment and tackle economic inactivity.
 

To find the guidance and application form visit the Futures website. Organisations must meet strict eligibility criteria for this grant, so please read the specification and guidance thoroughly.
 
You will be asked to download the form and submit the completed version as an electronic copy by email to comm.grant.apply@the-futures-group.com with any necessary supporting documents.
 
The deadline for submission is 5pm on 15 December 2019.