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Search unveiled for healthcare charities making an IMPACT in their local community

'GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards’ offers €60,000 in funding to up to 10 community-based healthcare charities

GSK, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies,has unveiled the annual ‘GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards’ which recognise and reward community based charities who contribute to the improvement of people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland.

The company, which employs 1,700 people across four locations in Ireland, is committed to enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer and the ‘GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards’ are a key element of this mission. This will be the fourth year of the ‘GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards’ and they are an expansion of the global healthcare company’s IMPACT awards programme which has been running in the UK and USA for 20 years.

The awards are open to registered charities that are working in a health-related field in Ireland and are at least three years old. Applicants are evaluated using six criteria from which the name ‘IMPACT’ is derived: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting needs.*

The deadline for applications is 5pm Tuesday, 19th June 2018 and interested organisations can apply here: http://ie.gsk.com/ie/about-us/partnerships/gsk-ireland-impact-awards/

Last year, the five winning charities of the ‘GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards’ were:

  • 22Q11 Ireland Support Group Limited- The national Irish charity for individuals and families affected by 22q11.2 deletion/DiGeorge Syndrome/V.C.F.S
  • Blue Teapot Theatre Company- Blue Teapot is a multi-award winning Theatre Company, Performing Arts School and Outreach programme for people with intellectual disabilities at the forefront of arts and disability in Ireland. They are committed to high quality theatre, training and the celebration of creativity.
  • Down Syndrome Centre- The Down Syndrome Centre provides specialist services such as early intervention, speech and language therapy, parent and baby classes to children with Down syndrome.
  • Irish Men's Shed Association- The Irish Men’s Shed Association (IMSA) is a member-based organisation which exists to maintain links and share information through the network of men’s sheds in Ireland, ensuring men have the opportunity to maintain and improve their well-being on their own terms and within their own communities.
  • Sexual Health Centre- Based in Cork, the Sexual Health Centre provides information and support on sexual health without judgement.

The five runners up were:

  • Alcohol Forum
  • Coeliac Society of Ireland
  • Spinal Injuries Ireland
  • Turn2Me
  • Wexford Mental Health Association