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Sheffield Mutual is the trading name of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society, 3 Maple Park, Maple Court, Wentworth Business Park, Tankersley, Barnsley S75 3DP. 

The Society is a registered friendly society (register no 810F) and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register Number 139855).

Photo credit 2018 3rd place winners Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind 

Sheffield Mutual is an independent mutual, looking after our members – not shareholders.

We were established in 1892 to provide funeral and sickness benefit schemes and whilst we remain passionate about our heritage and mutual status, our products and services have developed and we now have over £150million assets under management.

Sheffield Mutual offers a range of trusted savings, investment and protection plans – with a particular emphasis on tax-efficient savings and investment policies.

We use a reputable third party software for our marketing/service emails. We will never sell your personal data to any third parties. You can update your contact preferences easily at any time by phone, email, in writing or online at: www.sheffieldmutual.com/subscription-preferences. 

In line with our history, heritage and ethical values, Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society is committed to helping good causes in the course of doing business. 

In 2018 the Society let their members and the general public nominate Yorkshire based charities. The nominations were shortlisted down to the final 10 by the Committee of Management and then put to the public vote back in March.

The final 10 charities were: 

  • Candlelighters
  • DSWESTPENNINE 
  • Epilepsy Action
  • Headway Sheffield
  • Leukaemia Care
  • Rotherham Federation of Communities
  • Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care
  • Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
  • Second Thoughts
  • The Cathedral Archer Project

Nominate a charity to receive up to £5,000 in 2019 via Sheffield Mutual's Charity Award

Dawn and Debra (Sheffield Mutual) handing the cheque over to Steve Waller (Volunteer), Sue Hill (RSS Activities Co-ordinator), Sue Coggin (RSS & SRSB Fundraising Manager) for 3rd place in the 2018 Charity Award. 

Criteria for charity nominations

  • Charities nominated must be registered charities on the gov.uk website
  • Priority will be given to charities aimed at relieving hardship, poverty or suffering
  • We favour charities that are perhaps less well known and where a donation of £5,000 would make a considerable difference
  • Recipient charities will be required to use their best endeavours to promote their relationship with the Society and must agree to participate in publicity photos etc. if required
  • Charities will need to engage with their supporters in order to gain votes

Voting closed on 31st July 2018 and the winners have been announced as follows:

  1. The Cathedral Archer Project - £5,000. The Cathedral Archer Project, Sheffield, works with homeless adults from sleeping bag to employment and an enjoyable and fulfilling life.
  2. Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care - £1,500. SCCCC has been giving older people in Sheffield a helping hand when they need it most since 1966.
  3. Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind - £1,000. SRSB  provides opportunity, support, friendship and services to blind and partially sighted people, helping them to achieve whatever they wish to do and whatever they aspire to be.

There are a few standard exclusions to be aware of:

  • Charities nominated must not be related to companies, political parties or religious groups (unless the project will benefit the wider community)
  • Charities should be UK based
  • Donations are not available for statutory services, such as libraries and hospitals
  • Charities who reached the final 10 of the 2018 Charity Award will not be eligible for the 2019 Charity Award.

All nominations will be considered by a selection panel made up of staff and Committee members. 

The panel's decision will be final.

If you know a charity that could benefit from a £5,000 donation, nominate them below. Please check the criteria before placing your nomination. 

Nominations will close on 31/03/2019.

The nominations will then be put to our panel comprising of staff members and the Committee of Management. We'll then choose 10 charities and let the public decide which charities receive the funds. Voting will start in May 2019, with the winners announced in August 2019. Only 1 nomination per person is allowed.

And we're doing it all again in 2019!

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