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Be part of the BIG Brummie community – a collection of brilliant Brummies that are improving the lives of our city’s most vulnerable and marginalised people.

Connect with local individuals and organisations that care about our community and gain exclusive access to activities, opportunities and prizes from the best of our BIG Brummie partners. Donate from £2 each month and be part of something BIGGER and better for Birmingham.

This Month

Homelessness? 'NO BAB'

The amazing home grown Brummie clothing brand, Punks and Chancers, launched their NO BAB range back in 2019, with £5 from every sale going to SIFA Fireside to help put an end to homelessness in Birmingham.

Three turbulent years later and these awesome t-shirts have raised almost £5,000 for us. So, in celebration of the imminent milestone, we are offering you the chance to win your very own NO BAB t-shirt.

To take part simply jump on socials* and share your #NoBab list with the world. Is it road closures? Pork scratchings? Pessimism? Or like us are you wanting to say NO BAB to homelessness? Tell us what you want to say NO to and tag @SIFAFireside (@sifafiresideofficial on Instagram) and use the hashtag #NoBab to be in with a chance to win.

*Social media averse? Please email fundraising@sifafireside.co.uk or call, post or skywrite your #NoBab lists to us.

This Month

Client Voice, Client Choice

At SIFA Fireside our Client Forum plays a key role in shaping the services we offer. The Client Forum meets every month to discuss the issues important to them and make decisions with us about how our services run.

In 2019 before the pandemic hit, our client forum chose to plan a trip to the Houses of Parliament. Every detail of the trip was decided and planned by the clients. For many members of the group, the trip was the first opportunity that they had been given to leave Birmingham.

The trip to London was a first in SIFA Fireside history and reminded our clients that they belong and are valued when they are so often told the opposite. It increased their confidence, made them feel proud of what they had achieved as a forum, and created aspirations that they have taken forward into their recovery journey.

One client told us, "I feel inspired now. Don't ever feel like 'this is not for us'. I feel like this is a place where any person, no matter what circumstances they come from, this is a place where anybody can be if they want to bring about change."

To find out more, listen to our Podcast Episode below - 'SIFA Fireside goes to the houses of Parliament'.

This Month

Just one small thing...

To our Big Brummie community – can you help?

We believe it is important that our clients' voices are heard, and that they have many choices available to them to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Do you run a community group, creative workshop, fitness class, allotment, book club, or something similar? Can you offer subsidised tickets or memberships? Are you putting on training on interpersonal skills or employment? Do you have access to tickets for gigs or shows?

Can you extend an invitation to our clients to try something new, improve their wellbeing and form connections with people in their communities?

If you would like to help us combat loneliness and offer an opportunity for our clients to broaden their horizons, please get in touch at fundraising@sifafireside.co.uk.

BIG Brummie Campout – Spend a night under the stars, camping out to support homeless and vulnerable people in Birmingham.

As a member of our BIG Brummie Community you have access to all our amazing BIG Brummie partner resources. From recipes to crafting – have a browse and download today.

Shop BIG Brummie…

Check out these brilliant Brummie brands and bag something unique whilst supporting us with our work and backing our city.

Punks & Chancers

£5 from the sale of this t-shirt comes directly to SIFA Fireside

Draw My City

£3 from every order is donated to SIFA Fireside

Positively Birmingham

10% of the profits from Positively Birmingham Walking Tours go to SIFA Fireside.

A BIG Brummie business package is a great way for your company to support our work and get your team inspired by our brilliant city and invested in our community. Each month we will send you an update on our work and activities or resources from our partners for your team to get involved in.