You may not be aware that Heeley City Farm is a registered charity and we receive no core funding from the Council to help us run the site and the community projects that we provide. We rely heavily on the generosity of others and small pots of funding to provide certain services for groups and individuals. The Farm site, visitors centre, playground and animals are all free to visit and our quarterly fairs & events are in the main part free. It costs around £75,000 per year just to run the site. With insurance and security added it is close to £100,000 per year and the animal feed bill alone costs £150 plus per week. Taking into consideration vets bills, bedding, structural work to pens and stables to keep the animals safe etc. we’re talking a fair amount just to cover the basics.
We are in the running for some much needed funding through ITV's The People's Projects - which is a voting system. Please vote for us here.
We are trying to get funding for a new dementia project - Farm Days Dementia Projects
You will be asked to give your name and email when you vote, this is just so they can send an email to you so you can verify your vote - other wise it doesn't count
If you would like to help out the farm and donate it will all help towards keeping the Farm going for future years.
There are a few ways you can donate to help out the farm:
Of course anymore you spend at the Farm will go into the running of the Farm so why not treat yourself to some fresh fruit & veg or flowers at the Garden Centre, grab some Heeley City Farm honey or an animal sponsorship box from the Farm Kitchen. To see some of the produce we have to offer visits our produce page
Like many public and voluntary sector organisations, Heeley City Farm is affected by the current austerity situation. Funding is more difficult than ever to secure. We need your help:
16th April 2018 - PLEASE HELP THE FARM - We are in the running for some funding from 'ITV's The People's Projects'. VOTING IS NOW OPEN and closes on Monday 30th April. For more info and to vote click here
Wednesday 25th April
Lentil, Tomato and Basil
Vegan Sweet Potato Curry
Roast Veg, Cheesey Pasta Bake