The new GSK Community Health programme is funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with The King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care. The programme is designed to run alongside the GSK Impact Awards.

The new programme will support up to 15 charities with £10,000 in unrestricted funding plus access to free training and development valued at £3,500.

Small charities that are working, located and registered in the UK can apply as long as they:

  • Are a registered charity by the application deadline of 12 August 2024.
  • Have existed for a minimum of one year by 12 August 2024.
  • Have a total annual income of between £20,000 and £150,000 as shown in their most recent accounts.
  • Are independently constituted from any national umbrella organisation.

Charities will need to demonstrate how their organisation is supporting communities that experience health disadvantage and how their work helps tackle this issue.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Working to make health services more accessible, appropriate or welcoming to the communities they serve.
  • Supporting communities to access health services.
  • Providing specific services to communities to support their health and wellbeing, increase uptake of screening services, improve healthy lifestyles or other similar activity.
  • Using focused interventions to ensure parts of the community that have traditionally been under-served or have experienced marginalisation have access to appropriate services.

Organisations led by and supporting people from under-represented backgrounds, people from ethnic minority communities, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is 12 August 2024 (5pm).