Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 9
Support Score: 9
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 20 ?

SIFA FIRESIDE 

SIFA Fireside is the main day centre for homeless and vulnerably-housed adults in Birmingham. We provide a range of services to prevent homelessness and to support adults who are homeless or vulnerable by meeting their immediate and long-term needs.
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Positives:

  • There has been strong growth in spending over the last 5 years
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£1,570£1,667£-97£165£1,109£8696.34036
31/03/22£1,476£1,485£-8£150£1,206£86273430
31/03/21£1,647£1,166£481£112£1,215£8969.22918
31/03/20£1,186£1,036£150£82£734£4645.425101
31/03/19£1,007£942£65£71£584£2553.329101
31/03/18£835£857£-22£40£519£1872.6300
31/03/17£942£899£43£12£542£1952.6400
31/03/16£853£855£-3£0£499£1442360
31/03/15*£952£938£14£43£502£1532360
31/03/14£992£1,043£-51£44£488£1131.3350
31/03/13£1,034£1,143£-109£41£539£1381.4390
31/03/12*£1,032£1,119£-87£46£648£2332.5360
31/03/11£1,575£1,193£383£45£735£3273.3410
31/03/10£1,260£1,407£-147£44£353£3082.6410
31/03/09£1,139£1,082£57£43£500£3994.4350
31/03/08£786£785£1£25£443£3234.9320
31/03/07£720£671£48£27£352£2764.9230
31/03/06£707£707£0£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05£752£692£60£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04£759£705£54£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 10.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 9.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 19%
Liabilities/Income: 17%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 78%
Reserves/Spending: 6.3 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 3.1
Asset Split ?
Established: 29 years

www.sifafireside.co.uk

office@sifafireside.co.uk

0121 766 1700

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • Shelter for homeless, vulnerable & excluded people
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Birmingham City,
Who it helps
  • Elderly/Old People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Department for Work and Pensions£102,167
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government£75,000
Heart Of England Community Foundation£55,392
Home Office£48,456
Garfield Weston Foundation£40,000
DCMS£29,311
National Lottery Community Fund£17,760
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£20,000 23/11/2023
SIFA Fireside Support Centre
National Lottery Community Fund - Cooking Classes
£8,760 19/08/2022
The funding will be used to deliver a series of cooking workshops for vulnerable households and homeless adults that are currently supported by SIFA Fireside. The project aims to develop cooking ....more
Department for Work and Pensions - SIFA FIRESIDE
£90,815 01/04/2022
Flexible Support Fund (FSF) is a locally managed budget to supplement existing services and tailor support to the needs of individuals in the local area. The local budget is the responsibility of the ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£20,000 25/06/2021
Connected pathways: tackling modern slavery and homelessness in the West Midlands
Department for Work and Pensions - Employability Navigators - SIFA Fireside
£11,352 01/04/2021
Flexible Support Fund (FSF) is a locally managed budget to supplement existing services and tailor support to the needs of individuals in the local area. The local budget is the responsibility of the ....more
Home Office - EU Settlement Grant Scheme Funding
£29,076 01/04/2021
This grants scheme will enable organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application by 30 June 2021 and continuing support ....more
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - SIFA Fireside - 25/01/21
£1,000 03/02/2021
Core Funding
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£29,311 29/09/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - MHCLG Homelessness Fund
£75,000 07/05/2020
Organisations supporting homelessness
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Grant to Sifa Fireside
£30,000 22/04/2020
11
We have moved temporarily to an outreach model of support for those that are most in need. Our services have been adapted to ensure clients stay connected, with an emphasis on getting rough sleepers ....more
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Grant to Sifa Fireside
£3,000 15/04/2020
2
During these unprecedented times a lot of services for the homeless have closed, Sifa had to close their day service but they continue to provide critical services for some of the most vulnerable ....more
Crisis UK - Grant to Sifa Fireside
£4,993 09/04/2020
Outreach costs as had to close centre
Home Office - SIFA FIRESIDE (G)
£19,380 01/04/2020
This grants scheme will enable organisations to provide practical support to vulnerable EU citizens to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application by 30 June 2021 and continuing support ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - The Voice of Homelessness
£9,000 17/10/2019
12
The Voice of Homelessness
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Grant to Sifa Fireside
£22,392 13/09/2019
12
Our proposed project is to develop an integral organisational communications plan. We will appoint a Communications Lead on a part time basis to help us to develop our communication plan. Our plan ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£85,000 18/06/2019
SIFA Fireside
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to SIFA Fireside
£180,000 13/03/2019
36
towards three years' running costs of an organisation providing a range of support and advice for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Birmingham
Heart Of England Community Foundation - Homeless Prevention Assessment and Support
£24,268 25/07/2018
11
We are an established provider of day services to homeless adults. The numbers seeking support has doubled in recent years: we now see approx. 150 people daily in Drop In centre where we provide hot ....more
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to SIFA Fireside
£50,000 10/10/2017
24
supporting clients, many of whom have complex and multiple needs, to make the transition back to a more stable lifestyle and to avoid the revolving door of homelessness. The grant will fund salary ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Changing Lives 2
£498,157 05/04/2017
48
This funding will support SIFA Fireside to continue supporting vulnerable and homeless adults in Birmingham. The project will provide a safe space in which to address social and psychological ....more
Birmingham City Council - Tackling Homelessness And Health Inequal
£31,000 01/04/2016
TACKLING HOMELESSNESS AND HEALTH INEQUAL; Housing and advice;
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Grant to SIFA Fireside
£50,000 09/09/2015
24
supporting clients, many of whom have complex and multiple needs, to make the transition back to a more stable lifestyle and to avoid the revolving door of homelessness. The grant will fund salary ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Changing Lives: skills for work, independence and crime reduction
£326,956 21/01/2014
36
_x000B_The project will equip people with the core skills required to be ‘work ready’, offer individuals targeted help to find work placements, and to apply for and retain mainstream jobs. ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Change4Life
£240,000 06/06/2011
24
SIFA Fireside Limited will help improve the health and well-being of homeless and vulnerably housed people in Birmingham who experience low life expectancy and long term physical and mental health ....more
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 37-81
  • HOLLY PYKE Appointed: 2022, Occupation: Team Leader
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 10/10/1995, number: 1049728
  • Registered at Companies House on 24/08/1995, number: 03094905
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR15: 20 days late, AR12: 0 days late,
Main office

Sifa Fireside
48-52 Allcock Street
BIRMINGHAM
B9 4DY

Objectives

THE RELIEF OF PERSONS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, VULNERABILITY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION BY PROVIDING ADVICE, ASSISTANCE, INCLUSION, ENGAGEMENT AND EQUAL ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR SUCH PERSONS, INFLUENCING THE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOMELESSNESS AGENDA AND EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS TO THE NEEDS OF SUCH PERSONS

Defined Area of Benefit:

IN PRACTICE THE WEST MIDLANDS

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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