The Tramlines Trust, created in 2022 and born out of a desire to uplift and give back to the surrounding communities and culture at the very heart of Tramlines Festival, has given out 42 funding grants totalling over £30k. Money has gone to a wide range of businesses who enhance, educate or support the lives of local communities in the city. The Trust also funds projects and organisations that engage with young people, support South Yorkshire’s Art & Culture and support societal issues such as the environment, homelessness and health.

Tramlines 2022 also raised over £50k for charity which went to the Tramlines Trust, Hillsborough Primary School, the NSPCC and The Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation – named after the former Tramlines director and gives grants to people in Sheffield using the power of music to transform people’s lives.

Azz Mohammed from Sheffield Live! spoke to Alex Deadman, press officer for Tramlines Festival.