Sheffield Church Burgesses TrustWelcome to the website of the Church Burgesses Trust. You will find here something of the history of this charity, founded by Queen Mary in Tudor times, together with pages that will help you to understand how this grant making Trust works today. Do use the menu to navigate around the site and find guidance on how to make an application for a grant.
You will also find here information about the work of our sister charity, the Church Burgesses Educational Foundation, which carries on today the work of the Trust to support education throughout the City.
This Trust was a Queen’s gift to Sheffield in the sixteenth century, set up to serve the spiritual and practical needs of the people of Sheffield. Today it is active in promoting and supporting effective responses to the challenges of the twenty first century.