Charities and Fundraising
The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire has been involved in charitable activities over many years. This continues and the Company has charitable involvement as The Combined Company of Cutlers’ Charitable Trust (CCCT). This comprises two funds:
- The Company of Cutlers Charitable Trust (CCCT) was formed in 2008 from the Jane Fisher Gift, the Stuart Goodwin Charity and the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire Welfare Trust.
- The Sir John Osborn Charitable Fund (SJO). The Trust was founded by Sir John Osborn whilst he was an MP and a Member of the Company of Cutlers. It is now managed entirely by the CCCT.
The detailed objectives are:
- The Company of Cutlers’ Charitable Trust – Relief of need, hardship or distress.
- Sir John Osborn Charitable Fund – Recognised Charitable Objectives and the relief of sickness and protection of health.
The CCCT has donated to more than 20 charities this year but it is seeking to widen its scope. Trustees and Members of the Company are asked to keep their eyes open for organizations whose activities might fall within the objects of any of the charities listed above and inform the Clerk if they would like one to be considered for a donation.
Applications for funds –
- Applications for funds are normally considered once a year in May.
- They must therefore be received before the end of April if they are to be considered.
- Applications should have an explanation of what the funds are needed for.
- Most donations are relatively small with an average of £1,500.
- Bids for £1,000 and below need a clear explanation of what the funds are for and the impact they will have.
- Bids £1,000-£2,000 should have a more detail with a significant impact.
- Bids for more than £2,000 are rare and will require a very significant impact.
Applications should be made to
Colonel Philip Bates, FloD, MBA,
Cutlers Company Charitable Trust,
Sheffield S1 1HG.