The Tramlines Trust, launched last year by Sheffield’s 40,000-capacity Tramlines Festival, has announced it is ready to receive new applications.

Last year the trust distributed funds of £30,000 to benefit more than 40 charities, local projects and grassroots community organisations across Sheffield.

The festival, now approaching its 15th edition at Hillsborough Park, will again offer grants of up to £500, and in some special cases grants of up to £1,000.

Of the £30,000 grants awarded in 2022, more than £10,000 went to businesses directly benefiting Hillsborough where the festival has been held since 2018.

Since 2018, Tramlines has raised £150,000 that has been given to organisations such as The Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation, Hillsborough Primary School and NSPCC.

The trust is part of Tramlines in the Community, an initiative that includes commitments to continue to improve Hillsborough Park, support the Hillsborough community and keep the festival accessible.

The festival also works with Tickets for Good, a Sheffield-based national organisation that distributes free and discounted event tickets to NHS staff, medical students and charity workers.

Tramlines Festival marketing and community engagement manager Charlie Barton said, “In 2022 we doubled our fundraising and support for charitable causes, and we can’t wait to continue this for 2023. Being able to collaborate with and support Sheffield and Hillsborough organisations is a big priority for us all and we’re looking forward to reviewing this year’s applications.”

Tramlines 2023 takes place from 21-23 July over five stages of music, comedy and performance. The lineup includes Ricard Ashcroft, Courteeners, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, DMA’s, and Sugababes.

Applicants have until 3 July to apply via the Tramlines website where full criteria details can also be found here.