Here at Heeley City Farm we offer a variety of training courses, volunatary and work experience placements for people of all ages and abilities
VSP ... Young people can attend vocational placements as part of their education at Heeley City Farm. The vocational areas of work include Animal Care, Horticulture and conservation.
Our Community Heritage Department has been delivering high quality community heritage, archaeology and history projects across the city since 2008.
Our mission statement is: " We love seeing people progress by helping them to have hands-on oportunities to experence local heritage"
“Building Better Opportunities - Sheffield City Region (BBO SCR) is an integrated, person-centred employment service for people with physical and mental health conditions, learning disabilities and complex needs. It’s based on Individual Placement Support, a “place then train” approach that’s shown to be twice as effective as traditional approaches. The BBO SCR Partnership will support 642 adults over the next 2 years to find competitive employment and training opportunities. BBO SCR has received £2.7million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.”
If you have visited our site at Richards Road and think you have seen all that Heeley City Farm has to offer, then think again! Situated on the Brushes allotment site, a few miles away from the farm, is the hidden gem that is the Firth Park Community Allotment! The site was established in 2005 by Heeley City Farm and Firth Park Sure Start to help local families and their children learn to grow their own food; since then the allotment has evolved into an outdoor treasure trove comprising of an array of fruit trees and bushes, raised beds, seasonal crops, a poly tunnel, pond, wildlife areas and much, much more!
We have maintained our Community GREEN FLAG status for 5 years and in 2016 became proud winners of the Sheffield City Council BOLTON CUP for Best Community Allotment.
Heeley City Farm and Amey, Spring 2018
In mid-2015 we were approached by Amey, primarily as we were the nearest organisation to their Olive Grove depot and we had had good relationships with the City Council Works Department when they ran the depot. Amey were interested in setting up a sort of charitable trust to benefit not-for-profit Sheffield organisations. Although we introduced them to the right legal people to write the articles of a charitable structure Amey decided not to follow this route.
At the time we needed some specific help to move some metal containers and our solar kiln. Amey provided the machinery and personnel to achieve these objectives. More recently Amey provided a team to decorate the Anns Road Community Centre, used by us and other organisations.
In 2016 Amey asked us if we would act as a distributer of the stockpile of timber they had in their yard. Obviously much of this timber was from trees felled in Sheffield. Amey explained that their other option was to sell all of the timber to a commercial contractor.
We entered into discussions with Amey and even took a small delivery of logs as a trial. However throughout the negotiations Amey insisted that we should pay a fee for the logs and it was clear that we would not be able to generate income to support the charitable work of Heeley City Farm. And, throughout the times of our discussions with Amey we were, as many people in Sheffield, becoming more concerned about the operations of Amey and their tree operations.
Consequently we have decided not to receive wood from Amey in order to raise funds for Heeley City Farm.
John Le Corney, Chief Executive, March 2018
*** We now have an Amazon Wishlist where you can buy things that the Farm needs for us as a way of donating***
10th December 2018 - A massive thank you to all who came to the Winter Fayre on Saturday. Thank you to all the stall holders, entertainment providers, volunteers and staff who helped bring it all together and thanks to all the visitors who braved the cold and wet weather to come and say hi. Thank you
Friday 14th December
Leek and Sweet Potato
Roasted Vegetable Lasagne
Sage and Thyme