Aviva Community Fund – Donate Here!

Donate from 16th June – 28th July 2024

Sheffield General Cemetery has been chosen as an Aviva Community Fund local cause.

Support us by donating and Aviva will match fund (up to £250) for every donation given. So if you donate £5, Aviva will donate £5 and SGCT gets £10.


Being a smaller charity, every donation, no matter the size, significantly impacts our ability to carry out our important initiatives. Donations are vital for maintaining the cemetery’s beautiful landscape and ensuring ongoing accessibility. Our grounds never close, and it takes a lot of work to keep the Cemetery in good condition. Your support directly contributes to our mission of preserving history and nature for all to enjoy.

The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust (SGCT), formerly Friends of the General Cemetery (FOGC), oversees various activities:

  • Education tours and workshops
  • Conservation work to maintain and enhance the heritage and landscape
  • Historical research of the Cemetery and its occupants
  • Restoration and maintenance of the Grade II* listed buildings
  • Developing and managing The Samuel Worth Chapel as a new events venue

How funds will be spent

Donations to the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust are really important. They help us to keep the Cemetery’s parkland, buildings and natural setting beautiful and safe for our visitors and to support new initiatives.

Balancing the needs of nature and people critical now and in the future, we use donations, legacies and money raised from fundraising activities to ensure that the Cemetery is kept as an openly accessible space and are a safe haven for wildlife – our grounds never close, and it takes a lot of work to keep the site looking it’s best and to continue to develop them for the benefit of Sheffielders and visitors.

Additionally, to ensure there are no barriers to volunteering, such as income or ability, we need funds to continually purchase the required equipment for restoration work and retain core staff. As an example, some volunteers struggle to work on site as they get older – we want to provide adapted equipment such as power grip secateurs, or raised kneeling stools so they can continue to volunteer in a place they love.

Your support ensures that the Trust can continue achieve these aims.

Thank you for your support.