Tramlines Trust to help good causes after music festival raises £103k

A Tramlines Trust to help more local good causes has been launched by the Sheffield music festival after raising £103,000 since 2018, writes Graham Walker.

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Tuesday, 22nd February 2022, 12:49 pm
Tramlines Trust
Tramlines Trust

HOW TO APPLY: The new trust will form part of Tramlines In The Community – find out more and how projects, organisations and charities within Sheffield will be able to apply for funding in Spring 2022 by visiting the official website at

FESTIVAL TICKETS: Tramlines 2022, with headliners Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness is at Hillsborough Park, Friday to Sunday, July 22 to 24. For full line up and tickets visit

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The Tramlines Trust, a micro trust of GivingWorks a UK registered charity (charity no:1078870) will open for funding applications later this Spring and will provide grants to successful applicants.

Tramlines bosses say the festival is committed to raising awareness and supporting local charities. The Trust will grow the festival’s annual fundraising and charitable donations whilst allowing opportunities for more charities and organisations to apply for funding.

In 2021 the festival raised £34,500 for charity, which brings the total since moving to Hillsborough Park to £103,000.

Money was raised through a charity raffle, guest-list donations, ticket donation opt-ins, charity merch sales and ‘Nulty’s’ backstage bar - an area named after the late Festival Director, Sarah Nulty.

Donations last year were made to The Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation, ADIRA, The Sapphire Project, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Cathedral Archer Project, S6 Food Bank and Hillsborough Primary School.

Newly launched Tramlines in the Community, which is committed to support and uplift communities at the heart of the festival, covers all the varied work it undertakes in the area.

Each year Tramlines creates training and work opportunities, promotes Sheffield’s arts and local music scene, builds relationships with and supports local businesses whilst ensuring the festival is accessible to all.

Timm Cleasby, Head of Operations for Tramlines said: “It’s incredibly important to us all at Tramlines that we support the Sheffield community and local area. Our work with the trust will build on everything we already do in the community and help forge new links with projects and charities that we can support and amplify their work.

“If that wasn't enough there’s plenty more news to follow as Tramlines in the Community expands including a partnership with Sheffield based Tickets for Good, another collaboration with Hillsborough Primary School, opportunities to perform at the festival via the Apply to Play scheme, work placements with local students, volunteering opportunities, Hillsborough Park improvements, plus many more exciting projects in the pipeline!

Tramlines is also celebrating after achieving Gold Status from Attitude is Everything, for its commitment to making the festival accessible to deaf and disabled people.

A spokesperson for Attitude is Everything said: ‘Tramlines signed up to the Attitude is Everything charter in 2019 to begin their journey making one of Sheffield's largest live music events accessible to all.

"Despite the challenging circumstances of the pandemic including a 2020 cancellation, it has been fantastic to see the incredible development and hard work the team has done to fast track their status to Gold in 2021.

Tramlines has raised £103k for good causes since 2018

"Tramlines have truly made Accessibility a priority, from implementing our recommendations and engaging with staff training around access to providing fantastic customer service onsite. We cannot wait to see this amazing festival further improve their access provision and hopefully achieve Platinum status in 2022.’

"I’m immensely proud of the team for their hard work in achieving gold status with attitude is everything, making the festival as accessible as we can is something we all strive for and we’re aiming for platinum next.”


Friday: Sam Fender, James, Declan McKenna, Shed Seven (Special Guests), Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Jade Bird, Lady Leshurr, Orla Gartland, Working Men’s Club, Baby Queen, Brooke Combe, The Clockworks, Coach Party, Kynsy, Lime Garden, August Charles, Harri Larkin. Comedy: Seann Walsh, Scott Bennett, Michelle Shaughnessy, Alisdair Beckett-King, Vince Atta, Danny McLoughline

Saturday: Kasabian, The Vaccines, Sigrid, Little Man Tate., Self Esteem, Inhaler, Sam Ryder, Alfie Templeman, The Lottery Winners, Kawala

Just Mustard, Crawlers, Bleach Lab, Swim School, Sheafs, Pixey, Everly Pregnant Brothers. Comedy: Russell Kane, Tom Ward, Karen Bayley, Harry Stachini, Jack Gleadow, Matt Read.

Tramlines will support more good causes

Sunday: Madness, The Wombats, Becky Hill, Reverend and The Makers, Kelis, The Coral (Special Guests), Sports Team Scouting for Girls, Elvana, Yard Act, Do Nothing, The Goa Express, April, Bedroom High Club, Luxury Goods. Comedy:Jason Manford, Ivan Brackenberry, Lily Phillips, Mark Simmons, Emmanuel Sonubi.


WATCH: Relive the Tramlines 2021 highlights aftermovie on YouTube. Film by Got Soul Films and soundtracked by The Sherlocks – CLICK HERE.

Tramlines working closely with the local community
Tramlines In The Community