Work with Charities

The Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation X Tramlines

The Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation is an official Tramlines Charity Partner!

The Power of Music Foundation enables, encourages and guides socially and economically disadvantaged people in Sheffield to develop musical abilities.

We’ll be working alongside the foundation to support their amazing work through our own fundraising activities in 2021 and in future years. As Tramlines Festival Director, Sarah was a source of constant inspiration to the Tramlines team and wider music industry, working with the team at the Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation is just one of the ways we will be continuing to support her legacy. 

Their work.

Recently, the foundation supported children with Special Educational Needs in Sheffield who benefitted from a musical grant.

 The school, in Norton, provides specialist education for 134 children aged between 4 and 11 years old. Much time is devoted to ensuring that barriers to learning are reduced for pupils as much as possible, focusing on sensory processing activities.

Music is a big part of life at Mossbrook School, with all children having music lessons each week.  In their application, the Mossbrook School team shared the life-changing impact music has on their pupils, read more HERE

How you can help!

The Power of Music Foundation currently have some great merch on sale including the Be More Nulty tees, tote bags and hoodies which are available to buy now!

You can also donate at any time as well as opt in for Amazon Smile, where donations from Amazon can be made through each purchase you make.

Donations to the foundation will make a massive difference to their work to support the people across Sheffield.

For more info on how to donate, visit their Donation Info Page HERE




In 2020 we were unable to fundraise how we normally would, we wanted to continue to support some great local causes as much as possible. In June 2020 we released our Tramlines Chari-Tees, with all profits going to charity. The T-Shirts were designed by Tom J Newell who designed the wonderful Be More Nulty collection back in 2018 & 2019, and us at Tramlines HQ.

Tramlines also collaborated with Thornbridge to bring you the In The Park IPA, a limited edition run of beers where 10% of all sales will be going to our 2020 Charities.

Over what would have been the Tramlines weekend in July, we also ran the Big Fat Charity Raffle, ALL ticket purchases are being donated to charity, we had some incredible donations from the likes of Sumo Digital, Picture House Social, Steamyard, Kommune and The Leadmill. There was also a Tramlines Lifetime Ticket up for grabs!

Donations from the above activities were donated to Roundabout, iForge, Disability Sheffield, Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield S6 Food Bank.

Together, since 2018 we’ve managed to raise an incredible £62,000 for local Sheffield charities!


2019 was a wonderful year for Tramlines Festival, glorious sunshine welcomed the likes of Johnny Marr, Nile Rogers ft Chic, The Courteeners, Two Door Cinema Club, Lewis Capaldi and many more, an incredible £13,900 was raised for charity at the event alone.

2018 saw record donations to Weston Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care, and we wanted to continue donating to these great causes whilst also working alongside some other great local charities. These include Sheffield Young Carers, The Poppy Appeal and Snowdrop Project.

Similar to 2018, we fundraised through our Guest List donations, Nulty’s Bar and our Be More Nulty T-Shirts that were on sale over the weekend in our Merch tent.

It now means that Tramlines Festival has raised over £40,000 for local charities in the past two years and we’re proud to be working alongside some wonderful organisations that are doing important work in and around Sheffield.

See the full list and further information about the charities helped by 2019’s event below:

Weston Park Cancer Charity, Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield Young Carers, Poppy Appeal, Snowdrop Project




2018 Donations

 In 2018 the money was raised in ‘Nulty’s Bar’ – a bar devoted to our former Festival Director Sarah Nulty who sadly passed away in just before the event. This was a backstage area voluntarily staffed by our Sarah’s friends and colleagues. There was also cash raised through guest list donations and by merchandise sold on site including the now iconic ‘Be More Nulty’ t-shirts. A huge thanks to Tom J Newell and Rebecca Vincent for the designs and to Drop Dead for printing them all.

Sarah Nulty was our Festival Director from 2013 – 2018 and was working hard on Tramlines when she sadly passed away at the age of 36 just weeks before the 10th anniversary. Sarah was instrumental in the launch of the festival in 2009, coordinating venues and handling bookings and later working in the commercial department.

The result of all this fundraising has led to Crohns and Colitis UK, Western Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care receiving a whopping £14k each. The money has been spent on research and resources for these charities that do so much good work in Sheffield.