The Cutlers' Company Charitable Trust (No. 224063)

.Background.   On 14 April 2008 the Company combined its Charitable schemes into a new scheme known as The Cutlers’ Company Charitable Trust. 

Object.  The object of the charity is the relief of persons resident in South Yorkshire who are in poverty, hardship or distress.  

Trustees.  The Trustees are drawn from the Members of the Cutlers’ Company.

How to Apply

Distributions normally take place in the summer with decisions being taken in May or Early June.  Successful bids must be for the Sheffield Area (S Postcode) and should match the objects as follows: 

Relief of need, hardship or distress. 

Bids for between £500 and £10,000 will be accepted. 

Bids including a detailed requirement and an amount requested should be with the Secretary to the CCCT by the beginning of May.  His address is as follows: 

Colonel G A Kilburn MBE.

Secretary to the Cutlers’ Company Charitable Trust
Cutlers’ Hall
Church Street
Sheffield S1 1HG

0114 272 8456 or



The Company’s Charities have made donations of £68,000 to more than 50 charities listed below.  As has now become customary, distributions were made at two events on 20 June and 12 July. 

The Archer Project

Aspergers Children and Carers together

Age UK Sheffield

Amy’s House

Bluebell Wood

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Yorkshire

Cavendish Cancer Care

Cruse Bereavement Care in Sheffield


Ethel Trust


Family Action ADHD


Firth Park School

Galeed The Datic Trust

Good Things Foundation

Happy Days

Haven House

Lost Chord

Manor After School Kids Klub

Methodist Homes for the Aged

Mencap and Gateway Sheffield

National Emergency Services Fire Museum


Peak District Mountain Rescue Organization

Reach South Sheffield (Valley Festival)

Astrea Academy Trust


Rotherham Hospice


Ruskin Mill – Freeman College

Safe at Last

Sheffield Family Holiday Fund

Sheffield Recovery Community

Sheffield Special Olympics Team

Sheffield Sea Cadets


Sincere Support

South Yorkshire Sheffield Chaplaincy and Listening Service

South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association Station House Barnsley


Stocksbridge Community Care Group

Street Doctors

The Sunday Centre

Support Dogs

St Lukes

St Vincent’s Furniture Store

St Wilfred’s Centre


Whirlow Hall Farm Trust


Workwise Foundation

Yorkshire Air Ambulance


Each event took the same form with charities asked to step forward and collect their donation and then given a 2 minute slot to explain what they do and what they planned to use the money for.  This format proved a great success with a number of the representatives saying how much they enjoyed the event and in particular, how good it was to hear from so many other charities in one place.


The policy for donations remains unchanged – all have to be to charities local to the Region but the aim is always to have the greatest impact.  Up to two large donations are made but most are small at £1,000 or below.  However, these tend to be to small charities.  The impact on some of the charities selected is remarkable and very much appreciated as many of them have very limited fundraising capabilities. 

The Master Cutler, 2017

Mr Kenneth Cooke was installed as Master Cutler at a ceremony in the Cutlers' Hall on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017.

.This was followed by a service in the Cathedral across the road.

He also gave a speech after the lunch in the Cutlers' Hall..


The Master Cutler

Useful Links


The Manufacturing Forum

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

The Star Business Magazine (requires latest Adobe Flash Player)

Some Cutlery Manufacturers

Here is a list of some manufacturers of cutlery and silverware in the Sheffield area. This is for information only and is not an endorsement by the Company.

List of some manufacturers