The Oakes Trust (Sheffield) was formed in 1997 to provide a residential Christian centre for children and young people. It purchased a 36-roomed Georgian house with eight acres of land in 1998 and spent two years renovating it before opening as a Christian holiday centre in 2000. The grade two listed property now offers accommodation for up to 60 young people and staff. They also offer weekend and holiday camps along with mid-week camps for school groups. Triodos Bank have assisted with finance to purchase additional accommodation for staff and volunteers at the Trust.