Donate to the Farm

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.

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Other ways to support the 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:

18 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, well-rotted manure and composted green waste 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
  • Bring your school, group or social club for a visit 
  • 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 
  • Visit https://www.justgiving.com/heeleycityfarm to donate via our JustGiving page
  • Buy our honey, preserves and ready meals from the Farm Kitchen café 
  • Buy an animal sponsorship package for you children, yourself or your friend, only £10 
  • Come to our events: Easter Fair, Heeley Festival in June, September Autuum Show, Halloween event and Winter Fayre 
  • Take a Heeley City Farm collecting tin to your local shop, pub or school 
  • Volunteer to help at Heeley City Farm 
  • Remember Heeley City Farm in your will 
  • Tell your friends about Heeley City Farm 
  • Think of Heeley City Farm produce and gifts when you buy your Christmas and Birthday presents for your family and friends 
  • Keep up to date with all the farm activities, daily Farm Kitchen café menus and specials, pictures of our animals on our website and other social media sites 
  • Treat yourself to coffee and cake in the Farm Kitchen café and consider all of the above