The Art House – Social Enterprise Awards 2016


Art House – Social Enterprise Awards 2016

We are very pleased to announce that at the recent Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH) 2016 Awards the Art House (St. Matthews House) won an award for social investment of the year.

“The Art House (registered name, St Matthew’s House) is a new charity in Sheffield, offering arts workshops, the city’s first community pottery, a café and an exhibition space. The purpose of the Art House is to enable the recovery of people with mental health problems and support the development of others living with disadvantage.

The Art House is the result of the £1.5m refurbishment of St Matthews House a semi-derelict grade 2 listed building in Sheffield’s city centre. The following social investment has enabled this building to become a stunning landmark offering high quality opportunities to the whole community. Art House received loans from Charity Bank, Vincent House and Key Fund which helped leverage grants from the European Regional Development Fund, Tudor Trust and Church Burgesses Trust.”

The award was accepted on behalf of all our volunteers and the numerous people who have supported us over our first year – many thanks to all of you!