GSK Impact Award Winner 2018

Seaview are incredibly proud to announce that we are one of 8 national winners of a GSK/Kings Fund Impact Award 2018.
The awards are made to voluntary sector organisations who have had an exceptionally positive impact on the Health and Wellbeing of the communities they serve.

Lisa Weaks, Head of Third Sector at The King’s Fund, said: ‘The Seaview Project does hugely valuable work in supporting its local community and combating health inequalities. Crucially, its work focuseson empowering people through improving confidence and increasing access to services.

‘In particular, the judges were impressed by how the Seaview Project has a big reach despite being relatively small. It shows an organisation making the best use of its resources and making a real difference to people’s lives. It is a worthy winner of the award.’

Annie Whelan, Chief Officer of the Seaview Project, said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to be a GSK IMPACT award winner. It lets us know that what we have been doing to improve the health and mental health of a very excluded community in our little corner of the country has been recognised and has been measured as important. <br/> ‘The awards are well recognised and understood in the sector and beyond, and it is such a boost to receive one. It will also allow us to network and grow, learn from other winners and develop our practice and approach further. We are really looking forward to the opportunity to develop and profile our work on a wider platform.’

GSK IMPACT Awards The GSK IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are designed to recognise the outstanding work of community-based health care charities.
The awards are open to charities working in health and wellbeing with an annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million that are at least three years old.
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.
For more information visit The Kings fund website

The 2018 winners have been selected by a judging panel of health and charity experts including Sir Philip Hampton, Chair of GSK; Sir Christopher Kelly, Chair of The King’s Fund; Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund; Gilly Green, formerly Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief; Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of MS Society and NHS England board member; and Paul Streets, Chief Executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation.

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