Call for healthcare charities to enter GSK Ireland Impact Awards

Five charities will receive €10k each

GSK is inviting nominations for its second annual GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards, designed to recognise and reward community-based charities who contribute to the improvement of people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland. There are thousands of “unsung healthcare heroes” all over Ireland: charities who are right at the heart of Irish communities making a real difference that we never get to hear about.
 
This will be the second year of the GSK Ireland IMPACT awards. The program is an expansion of the global healthcare company’s IMPACT awards programme which has been running in the UK and USA for nearly 20 years. Up to five winning charities will receive €10,000 each in unrestricted funding through the awards, while five runner-up charities will receive €2,000 each. In addition to the prize money, winning charities will also receive a video and photography package.
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Claire Taaffe, Communications Director for GSK, said: “We want to build on the success of last year’s awards, and are encouraging even more charities to enter this year. Healthcare charities tackle some of society’s most difficult, often overlooked challenges. GSK wants to champion these charities, so many of whom are at the heart of Irish community health and support them to continue their great work.”
 
CEO of The Wheel, Deirdre Garvey and judging panel member commented: “Right across Ireland, there are hundreds of small charities who are making a real impact to their communities. Very often, it is these small charities who are struggling for resources. The GSK Ireland Impact Awards will give these groups a great opportunity to apply for much needed funding but also to get the recognition they so rightly deserve.”
 
Sinead Grennan, CEO of Sonas APC, one of last year’s winners commented, “Winning a GSK Impact award was fantastic recognition for us and the work that we do but it even more importantly allowed us expand this and bring our services to an even wider group of people who live with dementia and their care partners. I would encourage charities to enter: the application itself is a very useful process and you never know, you just might win..
 
The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday, 6th May 2016 and interested organisations can apply at http://ie.gsk.com/ie/responsibility/health-for-all/gsk-ireland-impact-awards