St Mark’s congregation financial giving supports the work of the Home Donations group. We use these funds to provide small grants to charities in Sheffield who make a practical difference and tackle social justice. Groups we support include refugees and asylum seekers, Citizens Advice and the Broomhall youth work.
In the current coronavirus crisis we thought people may want to know what they can do to continue to support vulnerable people. Here are two local links:
Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) are developing a network of community hubs, and collating lists of willing volunteers, if you are well and able to help you can sign up on their website.
At this time the work of the Citizen’s Advice is vital, if you’d like to support them you can become a friend of Sheffield Citizen’s Advice (it’s free to join), and if you’re able you can make a donation on their fundraising website.
ORGANISATIONS WE ARE SUPPORTING in 2019/20
City of Sanctuary (Asylum & Refugee Centre) – for continued work on the centre, and resources for refugees.
Citizens Advice Sheffield – project to help people in poverty tell their stories in order to promote equality and better understanding.
Broomhall Girls & Boys clubs – funding of youth workers for both clubs.
Flourish – to assist with a re-location for this Sheffield charity which produces a mental health guide and runs gardening projects.
St Wilfrid’s Centre – Supporting a growth in demand for services for this day centre for homeless and excluded people.
SAVTE (Sheffield Association of Voluntary Teaching of English) – funding for online material to help Sheffield newcomers access local services (eg. transport).
Broomhall Centre – assistance with training for this local community centre.