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.
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 couple of 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
We now have a Wishlist set up on Amazon so now you can go onto Amazon and buy things that we need for the Farm. You can see the Wishlist here
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:
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:
*** We now have an Amazon Wishlist where you can buy things that the Farm needs for us as a way of donating***
15th February 2019 - Who caught the Farm on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today this morning? If not we've got you covered, click on the link to hear Sue, Sarah and one of our learners talk about the Farm and our young persons provisions. Click Here to listen. We start at around the 45sec mark.
Thursday 21st February
Tomato and Lentil
Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta Bake