GSK Impact Awards – deadline 22 September 2017

The GSK IMPACT Awards are open for charities working in the health sector.

They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 up to £40,000

New national body for culture, health and wellbeing

Following the announcement of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Organisations, we are pleased to announce that The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing will be merging with the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing to become a new Sector Support Organisation - the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA). Funded by Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio Fund 2018-2022, the new organisation will be led by Arts and Health South West.

NPO Funding

We were pleased to hear that we would remain a part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations as announced recently. The news means that LAHF’s core activity (including this newsletter!) will continue until 2022.

RSPH photographic art award – deadline 6 August 2017

The RSPH "flash points" competition is seeking submissions that highlight health and wellbeing in the UK across the life course. Submissions should be "thought-provoking snapshots of lives from as diverse a range of demographics as this country is home to".

Submissions are invited in the following six categories:

Call for nominations, Allianz Business to Arts Awards – deadline 8 May 2017

The Allianz Business to Arts Awards champion collaboration between businesses, artists and arts organisations. They recognise creative partnerships that bring the arts and artists into mutually beneficial relationships across society. 

Prison choir wins national Advancing Healthcare Award

The Voice of Release choir was founded in 2014 by occupational therapists at Hydebank Wood women’s prison in south Belfast, and is jointly run with The Right Key, a Lisburn-based community interest company. The choir won both the mental health category of the Advancing Healthcare awards, and the overall prize.

The NetPark Wellbeing Project, an arts therapy scheme developed by the Metal Arts Organisation and Southend council, using digital technology in the setting of a public park, was highly commended in the same category.

Nominations open for the Janey Antoniou award – deadline 18 September 2017

The Rethink Mental Illness award is open to all mental health campaigners with lived experience within the UK, and celebrates extraordinary achievement in fighting stigma and discrimination and bringing about change. 

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RSPH Health and Wellbeing Awards – deadline 28 April 2017

The awards recognise a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health, and address the wider social determinants of health. The RSH Arts and Health award is included in this group.

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RSPH Arts and Health award - deadline 28 April 2017

The Arts and Health award is one of the six categories of the Royal Society for Public Health's annual Health and Wellbeing Awards. The Awards recognise a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health.

Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:

  • High quality creative arts and music provision that addresses significant health and wellbeing issues affecting individuals, families and the wider community

GSK Impact Award-winners announced

The winners of the 20th King's Fund/GSK Impact Awards have been announced. The ten charities across the UK provide a huge range of community services, from support for unpaid carers to help for people affected by adoption. The charities won from amongst 400 submissions, and will each receive £30,000, as well as free training and leadership development.

The winners of this year's anniversary awards were:

Basis Yorkshire – supporting female sex workers in Leeds and young people being sexually exploited or at risk 


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