We have been shortlisted in the Tesco 'Bags of Help' competition. If you go into selected Sheffield Tesco's stores and make a purchase (no matter how big or small) you will be given a token (you may need to prompt staff to give you the token) to vote for organisations trying to get funding. We are trying to get funding for a new outdoor classroom.
You may or 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.
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,
2. Text FEME13 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 to donate now e.g. FEME13 £5 to donate via JustTextGiving™ by vodafone
3. Whilst visiting the Farm you will find donation boxes around, we get roughly 100,000 visitors a year, if each visitor donated just £2 we would have enough money to comfortably run the Farm for a year (last year we received less the £6,000 in donations)
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
Other ways to support Heeley City Farm
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:
When you visit Heeley City Farm put £2 (or more) in one of our donations boxes
Buy your plants and green waste compost and well rotted manure from the Garden Centre
Join the Heeley City Farm Lottery for just £4 per month
Hire our animal road show for your festival, event, school, care home, £300 plus VAT
Pick up one of our Donation Jars to fill with 5p's and bring it back to the Farm
Take out a regular standing order to Heeley City Farm
Persuade your company to book a Corporate Activity Day at Heeley City Farm or one of our other food growing sites and make a donation to cover the costs