ABOUT US

Hope For the City

Hope City Foundation is the result of over 20 years of social change initiatives being developed and delivered through the work of the Megacentre in Sheffield.  The Megacentre, an enterprise and community hub founded in 1998 by Hope City Church has been the birthplace and home of a wide array of enterprises designed to support society’s most disadvantaged and improve aspiration and life opportunities for people across Sheffield and further afield.

Over the last two decades The Megacentre has developed a track record in turning enterprising ideas into social impact.  These have included:

  1. Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  2. Adult Education Programmes
  3. Youth and Schools work
  4. Support for the Elderly
  5. Emergency Food Relief
  6. Children’s Play, Childcare and Early Years Education
  7. Practical community makeover projects
  8. Training and mentorship for small and start-up businesses
  9. Citywide Events to Celebrate our City’s unsung heroes.
  10. Supporting career and business development

The Megacentre’s connection with Hope City Church has continued to release the potential of hundreds of volunteers over the years, intent on serving their community.

Hope City Foundation is the Charity throughout which these social programmes are now delivered.  Hope City Foundation is a registered charity number 1102542 and a company limited by guarantee 4489582.

The Charity’s trading activity is delivered through its subsidiary Hope City Enterprises Ltd, a company limited by shares number 04659526 (formerly known as Megacentre Limited).

Hope City Foundation is funded through the generous donations of individuals, grant making trusts and foundations and by generating its own income through trading activities. If you would like to support our work please contact us at donate@hopecity.foundation 

Our Vision

To create a thriving community and enterprise hub in the heart of Sheffield which will be recognised as a centre of excellence and a beacon of hope for people across our city.

Our Mission

Hope City Foundation has a mission to transform the communities of the North of England, giving people hope, purpose and meaning by empowering and releasing each person to live their best life.

Our Vision Centres

Our vision is centred around seven themes; each theme representing a different part of our community or a need present within the community. The Vision Centres are:

  1. Creating Strong Families
  2. Equipping Young People
  3. Supporting Seniors
  4. Releasing Entrepreneurship
  5. Freedom and Restoration
  6. Building Bright Futures
  7. Re-habilitating Ex-Offender

“Transforming our communities one person at a time”

Our Values

Every Person Matters – we want help create communities where every person has value and knows the value they bring to those around them.

Human Potential – we believe in communities where people can rise to become the best version of themselves and live life on purpose and for a purpose.

Motivated by Generosity – we believe in the principle of generosity. As we extend ourselves to lift others, our lives will be enriched as a result.

Spirit of Excellence – we don’t believe in ‘good enough’. We believe everyone deserves our best effort.

People Powered – we are driven by people for people. We never want to get caught up in projects and enterprises to the extent where the main thing ceases to be the main thing. People first.

Creatively Inspired – we are driven by a desire to not only do things well but ton be innovative and creative.

Our Future

Hope City Foundation is committed to developing sustainable community development initiative which bring value to the people of Sheffield.  We are continually and proactively developing new projects around our vision centres.

Community Development Initiatives

Our seven vision centres provide us with a strategy for the future development of Hope City Foundation.  We want to benefit people from across the city whether they are in need of emergency support and relief or looking to start their own business.  We are developing whole of life initiatives to benefit everyone from children and young people with tremendous potential right through to those who are elderly and isolated.

Planned Capital Development

Our 2022 vision is two-fold:

  1. To build a new community facility alongside the current Megacentre in Sheffield
  2. To repurpose the Megacentre to scale up our community work and increase our impact.

In conjunction with Hope City Church, plans are underway to a stylish new facility which incorporating a large state-of-the-art auditorium and ancillary rooms for business and community use alike.

Plans are moving ahead to undertake essential work on the Megacentre which has faithfully served the Sheffield community since 1998.  In conjunction with the planned opening of the new facility, the Megacentre will also be repurposed to achieve our vision of maximising the benefit it will bring as a community asset.

We are committed, working alongside our key partners, to create a future where the benefit we offer to people across our communities is seen, felt and recognised.

Good Governance

Through the work of our Trustees, Hope City Foundation is committed to upholding the principles of good charity governance* ensuring that:

  1. We regularly review and clarify our purpose and progress
  2. We provide good strategic leadership for the charity as a board
  3. We ensure we operate with the utmost integrity in all our work
  4. We ensure effective decision-making and risk management takes place
  5. We work well together as a board to agree the best direction for the charity
  6. We ensure that our beneficiaries reflect the diversity of the communities we serve
  7. We create a culture of openness and accountability to our stakeholders and partners

*Taken from the principles laid down by the Chartered Governance Institute

Social Impact & Value

The primary purpose of ensuring good governance is to enable us to maximise the social value we deliver for our funders and to our beneficiaries.  We are committed to reviewing and evaluating the social value, outcomes and impact of our work as a charity to ensure value for money and effective delivery of our objectives.

Organisation’s Key Policies

  1. Equality & Diversity Policy
  2. Health and Safety Policy
  3. Ethical Fundraising Policy
  4. Data Protection Policy
  5. Safeguarding Policy

Governance & Finance Links

Charity Commission Records for Hope City Foundation
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Companies House Record for Hope City Foundation
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Meganursery Ofsted Record for Hope City Foundation
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