St Marks gives 3.33% of its yearly income to charities and good causes in the UK.
The Home Donations Committee considers applications for funds, and then recommends to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) which charities we should support. Last year, we gave £6,219, with grants varying between £50 and £550.
We give some charities money on a regular basis, while others receive one-off support.
These are just some of the grants made last year:-
|£400||to The Childrens Society||www.childrenssociety.org.uk|
|£250||to The Church Urban Fund||www.cuf.org.uk|
|£250||to Church Action on Poverty||www.church-poverty.org.uk|
|£250||to Transport 17|
|£394||to Stop Gap|
|£50||to Sheffield Campaign against Climate Change|
|£150||to Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre||www.mstherapysyorks.co.uk|
|£150||to Sheffield Young Carers||www.sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk|
|£100||to The Student Christian Movement||www.movement.org.uk|
The Home Donations Committee meets twice a year, usually in July and December, to consider funding requests and decide on the recommendations we will make to the PCC. We receive appeals from some charities and are glad to get suggestions from church members. We will welcome new, keen members on to the committee!
For more information, contact Miranda Myers at email@example.com.