SIFA Fireside has won a prestigious GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award for its outstanding contribution to improving health in working with the homeless and vulnerable in Birmingham, GSK and The King’s Fund announced on May 16th at the award ceremony held at London’s Science Museum.
The GSK IMPACT Awards, GSK’s flagship UK corporate responsibility programme organised in partnership with The King’s Fund, is seen as a ‘seal of excellence’ in the sector. As well as receiving £30,000 in funding during a difficult financial climate, the winners can take part in a training programme hosted by The King’s Fund that provides training, development and networking opportunities. Feedback has shown that this opportunity is as important to the winning charities as the funding as it helps them develop the skills to carry on building their organisation.
The calibre of award is reflected in the judging panel who
chose the winners, which this year includes Professor Steve Field, Deputy National Medical Director at NHS England (health inequalities); the journalist, Fiona Philips; Peter Wanless, CEO of The Big Lottery; Gilly Green, Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief; Sir Christopher Gent, Chairman of GSK; and Sir Chris Kelly, Chair of The King’s Fund.