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Case Studies - General Charitable Purposes

St Luke’s Hospice photograph

St Luke’s Hospice

St Luke’s Hospice needs no introduction to anyone living in Sheffield. The Trust has offered grant support to this organisation for many years and is glad to form a part of the funding that makes it possible for St Luke’s to offer specialist end of life care, free of charge, to people across the whole of Sheffield, from Stocksbridge to Swallownest and from Dore to Darnall.

Age Concern photographAge Concern

The Trust splits the funds available to support charities in Sheffield between one-off grants made year by year and a recurring grant programme to support a number of established Sheffield charities. One of the charities receiving regular support in recent years is Age Concern Sheffield. The Trust has been glad recently to offer support which is enabling Age Concern to transform its City Centre shop into an Information and Activity and Resource Centre. This charity, based in the City Centre, is available to help improve the quality of life of thousands of older people across the City by providing general information, advice, home services and news and by being involved in campaigns on issues facing the older citizens of Sheffield.


Sheffield Dial-a-Ride is a local charity whose objective is to provide a specialist transport service for the elderly and infirm in the Sheffield area. It has received grant support from the Trust for a number of years and the Burgesses are pleased to be able to play a part in enabling it to continue to offer both individual travel, especially for wheelchair users, and group travel for older and disabled people.

Case Studies - Churches and Ministry

St Stephen’s (Netherthorpe)

Originally consecrated over 150 years ago, the early years of this century saw St Stephen’s transformed by a major internal reordering which has led to an improved and enhanced worship area and some very attractive and useful meeting rooms. The Trust was glad to support this project with substantial grants and the flourishing of the work at St Stephen’s since the project was completed in 2004 amply justifies the investment in such a major project.

St Mary’s Church photographSt Mary’s (Bramall Lane)

Driving around the City Centre in Sheffield you cannot fail to notice St Mary’s. Its dominant position on the roundabout at the head of Bramall Lane means it is seen by countless thousands whether on their way to work, or the shops or to visit that other famous building on Bramall Lane. Some years ago the very large interior of St Mary’s was altered to make flexible multi-use of the space. More recently the interior and exterior of the building were renewed and refreshed and the St Mary’s Church and Community Centre was reborn, on a site where there has been Christian worship for many years.

The Trust was glad to provide, what was its biggest grant ever to a parish church, to help make the project possible, enabling St Mary’s to develop an imaginative social enterprise. The interior of the worship area was recently completed by the installation of two striking sculptures and a beautiful east window. The Trust added to its previous substantial grant, further monies to help complete the window project.

Reverend Peter Allen (Chaplain for Sport in the Diocese of Sheffield

Having worked as a Church Army evangelist, Peter was subsequently ordained as a Christian minister in the Church of England. He now works as a Christian chaplain across a range of sporting activities and venues in Sheffield. You might see him at the English Institute of Sport or at Hillsborough. Another day you might bump into him at a boxing match or sitting next to you, training with weights in a gym.

The Trust is an enthusiastic supporter of the ministry which, under God, Peter has been developing in recent years to sporting men and women across the City, some who already are followers of Jesus and others who welcome the opportunity to talk to someone who is.

Peter is also involved in organising a number of events which you might wish to attend.

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