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 detailed objectives are:
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 should be made to
Colonel Philip Bates, FloD, MBA,
Cutlers Company Charitable Trust,
Sheffield S1 1HG.
The Cutlers’ Hall Preservation Trust
This is an entirely separate fund whose principal object is the preservation of the Hall. It does, however, have a remit for Education and activities such as the Joint Awards Scheme with the Worshipful Armourers and Brasiers in London and the Cutlers’ Curriculum initiative.
The Cutlers’ Grassroots Fund
This is a fund held by the South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYFC) created as a result of a £100,000 donation by the CCCT matched by government funding and increased by a donation from Michael and Barbara Mallett.
This is a fund to support small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations that are active in the economic improvement of South Yorkshire through strengthening and regenerating the manufacturing industries of the area. This might include projects that encourage people and help equip them with skills and knowledge.
Distributions are by the SYCF but the CCCT Trustees are asked to confirm that bids are within the objectives of the scheme. Distributions are approximately £7,000-£9,000 a year.