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.
Heeley City Farm's Dementia Department provides a hub of support for carers for people with Dementia through Carers groups and info' support; and also to help people with dementia through Animal Assisted Therapy and other creative resources.
South Yorkshire Energy Centre is a unique not-for-profit, energy efficiency demonstration centre in Sheffield.
We're dedicated to keeping local people warm and comfortable - we're here with help to find better energy deals, manage your bills, and improve your home's energy efficiency.
Our friendly staff and volunteers can give you ideas and inspiration to take practical steps - from low-cost measures, such as draught-proofing and energy saving top tips, through to solar panels and ground source heat pumps.
The region's only peat-free garden centre is here in Heeley!
We have a wide range of top quality plants, often at much lower prices than many bigger garden centres. Find a friendly face for some advice on your gardening needs. Since our Garden Centre is also open to volunteers we grow expert horticulturalists as well as plants!
Heeley City Farm has been growing local food using organic practices for the last 15 years on many sites in Sheffield. We currently manage over 20 local food growing sites throughout Sheffield including school and community gardens, church land, fire stations, First Starts, local authority and private land. We directly involve hundreds of local school children, young people and adults in varied food growing projects.
*** 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