If you are considering entering your charity into this year’s awards, watch the short film above and hear from some of our judges and previous winners why you should enter.

GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards

About the Awards

GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards 2017 – applications are now closed

Is your charity making an IMPACT in health communities around Ireland? The GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards 2017 are now open for applications. The awards are designed to recognise and reward community-based charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland. These awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in Ireland, with a total annual income between €20,000 and €1,000,000.

The name ‘IMPACT’ derives from the criteria that winners must have demonstrated in their application submissions: Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting need.

If you have any questions, please email: ie.gskirelandimpactawards@gsk.com or call our Dublin office on (1) 4955000 and ask to speak to a member of the GSK Ireland IMPACT team.

Benefits of winning a GSK Ireland IMPACT Award:

  • Up to five winners will receive €10,000 in unrestricted funding.
  • Up to five runners up will receive €2,000.
  • Winning organisations will be visited by a professional photographer and film crew to provide them with a short film and photography for self promotion.
  • Winners will also receive an opportunity to network and learn from other charitable organisations in Ireland. You do not need to present a new project, and you decide how to spend the award money.
  • The awards provide organisations with an important quality mark to use on websites, email signatures and stationary.
  • The GSK Ireland IMPACT winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in Dublin in November 2017.

About the Awards

This is the third year of the GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards, an expansion of the GSK IMPACT Awards in the UK and USA that have been running for over 20 years, focusing solely on health and wellbeing charities in Ireland.

Organisations applying for funding via the GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards will be measured using the following criteria:

Innovation - Leadership, creativity and initiative in addressing current challenges in healthcare access and delivery.

Management – Efficient use of resources; quality of management processes; clear objectives and plans; measurement and monitoring of performance; strength and financial effectiveness of the organisation.

Partnership – Working effectively with others (members, users, private and public sector partners, etc); willingness to share ‘best practice’ and to learn from others.

Achievement – Measurable results achieved; numbers of people benefited, impact on access to healthcare; difference made.

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; focus on people in need.

2016 GSK Ireland award winners

2016 winners

Sensational Kids - providing accessible, affordable and high quality clinical services for children of all abilities including children with special needs

Nurture - Supporting Women's Mental Health including post-natal depression, infertility issues and grief counselling.

Traveller Counselling Service - an independent culturally appropriate counselling service for the Traveller community.

Dyslexia Association of Ireland - offering information and support for adults, children and parents of children with learning difficulties.

Anam Cara -Support services for all bereaved parents

Congratulations to all of our winners and runners-up:

More details on the GSK IMPACT Awards in the UK can be found at uk.gsk.com 

IMPACT judging panel

The winners were selected by a judging panel of health and charity experts including, Deirdre Garvey (CEO, The Wheel),Claire Taaffe (Communications Director GSK), Aidan Lynch (VP and GM, GSK Pharmaceuticals), Barry Andrews, (CEO, Goal) and Maurice Pratt, (Chair, Barretstown).