AGE UK Sheffield
Through its subscription list, Sheffield Town Trust has supported AGE UK Sheffield for its core costs for over 28 years. AGE UK Sheffield helps thousands of older people in Sheffield, particularly the vulnerable and isolated, giving them information, support and services they need to help sort the problems that modern day life throws at them. Recently the Town Trust also gave a grant towards the provision of wheelchair access to their central office in Sheffield.
St Vincent's Furniture Store
St Vincents Furniture store provides essential items of furniture and household goods (free of charge) to over 2,500 people in need annually in Sheffield. As well as supporting them with core costs, Sheffield Town Trust recently made a contribution towards a new van to enable the charity to continue collecting donated items and delivery to those in need referred to them by local agencies.
St Wilfred's Centre
St Wilfred’s Centre is a safe haven in the city for the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded. Up to 80 people visit the centre each day where they are provided with help and support, training, a good meal and a choice of activities in which they can participate. The Sheffield Town Trust has recently made a contribution towards a new printing machine used in their skills workshop. We have also supported them with a grant towards their capital project to build an accommodation block.
Ethel is a barge moored in Victoria Quays, Sheffield, which makes trips down the canal taking young people with all types of mental or learning disability for a day out. The trips are educational, but the main theme is ‘Unlocking Confidence’. Each year they make about 60 days trips, for up to a total of 400 young people. The benefit that these days out give to young people is immeasurable. Sheffield Town Trust is a keen supporter of Ethel, and her skipper and crew. Periodic financial assistance has been offered to them since 1991.
Sheffield Dial a Ride
Sheffield Dial a Ride operates a fleet of minibuses to enable people in wheelchairs and their carers to live as normal a life as possible. Journeys to Day Care Centres, to visit relatives and friends, the shops, the theatre, even the seaside are possible in vehicles specially adapted for wheelchairs and with easy access lifts. Sheffield Town Trust has made regular donations to assist their work.
Yorkshire Artspace runs Persistence Works, a modern purpose built artists’ studio complex near the City Centre, designed by RIBA Stirling Prize winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley. It accommodates over 65 visual artists and craftspeople.
There is a particularly significant group of distinguished silversmiths based there, continuing a long Sheffield tradition but producing contemporary product designs. The Trust has supported the Starter Studio Programme for emerging Designer Silversmiths. This is a two-year programme offering fully equipped workspace, ongoing business, technical and mentor support as well as opportunities to exhibit and market new work. The Trust gave the Programme £3,000 pa for three years.
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is a 130 acre working farm which seeks to offer the children who visit it a wide range of environmental, recreational and educational facilities. They receive no statutory funding so all their income comes from fundraising or from the products they sell.
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust carries out its valuable work amongst many deprived children in an unusually creative and original way. The Sheffield Town Trust has supported several of its capital projects over the years and regularly helps towards the farm’s running costs.
Registered Charity Number 223760