King’s Fund – GSK Grow Programme, deadline 20 September 2021

Article date
16 August 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The GSK Grow Programme is open to registered charities that are at least a year old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £20,000 and £120,000. Up to 10 charities will receive £10,000 in unrestricted funding plus training and development valued at £3,200. Up to five runner-up charities will receive £1,000.

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) recognise the challenges that smaller charities can have accessing funding to support the health and wellbeing of their communities. They also know that many of the people leading these charities have been working under huge pressure, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s why the GSK Grow Programme is being launched. Funded by GSK and delivered in partnership with The King’s Fund, this unique programme will fund charities with income under £120,000 who support the least privileged and more diverse communities in the UK.

Successful charities will receive £10,000 in unrestricted funding from GSK to help with the day to day operation of their organisation. They will also receive a leadership programme delivered by The King’s Fund, to support leaders to realise their ambitions for their organisation valued at a further £3,200.

GSK and The King’s Fund actively encourage organisations to apply who are led by and support people from underrepresented backgrounds, people from ethnic minority communities, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. They want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge as they recognise that diversity makes us stronger.

Who can apply

The GSK Grow Programme is designed to support aspirational leaders who want to develop their charities. To be eligible organisations must meet the following criteria.

  • A registered charity and have existed for at least one year.
  • Located and registered in the UK
  • Within the income band for the programme. The charity must have a total annual income between £20,000 and £120,000 (as shown in its most recent accounts).
  • Independently constituted from any national umbrella organisation.
  • Targeting community health needs in the UK. Community can be defined as a geographical community or community of interest.
  • Able to demonstrate its impact on its community’s health and wellbeing in the UK.
How will your application will be assessed

They will be looking for evidence of:

  • how you improve the health and wellbeing of your community
  • robust management and governance processes
  • financial stability and sustainability
  • how your organisation has responded to Covid-19
  • how you work effectively with your community, including reaching the people who are most vulnerable or disadvantaged, and ensuring people with lived experience lead or help shape your work
Is there a deadline

5pm on Monday 20 September 2021

Further details and how to apply