The Sheffield Civic Trust
Sheffield Civic Trust (SCT) is an active, growing volunteer organisation that strives to make Sheffield a better place to live, work and visit. This year, the Trust celebrated its 10th birthday.
SCT uses social media to engage with people both in and beyond the city. Its twitter account (@SheffCivicTrust) has 2,876 followers, making SCT the most followed civic trust or society in England. The SCT website includes a blog post of articles from trustees, friends and supporters and they also circulate an e-newsletter which goes out to 1,650 supporters every month.
In September 2016, a working party of Sheffield Civic Trust Trustees and supporters helped secure 86 participant buildings in the city for Heritage Open Days (HODs) 2016 and these buildings were visited by several thousand people. Sheffield HODs highlights included: synchronised bell ringing in churches across the city; a celebration of Sheffield’s Black history; a ‘Sheffield Home of Football’ oriented walk; a guided cycle ride that followed the route of a First World War Zeppelin bombing raid on the city that took place 100 years ago; a walking tour of Sheffield’s Modernist buildings; and the launch of three themed craft beers to celebrate HODs.