This year, Bath City Farm turns 25, but with the events of 2020, securing the funding we need to reach our 26th anniversary is now hugely challenging.
We need your help to support your local city farm, so we are launching a public appeal to raise £50,000 by our 25th anniversary in October.
The farm was built in 1995 by hard-working, generous local people for the wellbeing of the community, and it is our hope that the generosity of people will help to save the farm now.
It costs £850 a day to keep the farm going:
- £50 a to care for the animals
- £300 to cover site and operations
- £100 for community outreach, engaging people in nature and farming.
- £400 to run our targeted wellbeing projects
We run 10 projects in total, some examples of which are:
Branching Out - a skills and wellbeing project for young adults struggling in mainstream education, providing the opportunity to learn about animal care & horticulture in a supportive and dynamic environment.
Feathered Friends - a project for people with dementia, bringing together elderly residents of the community experiencing isolation to enjoy tea & cake and have a cuddle with our friendly chickens.
Family Feasts - A weekly session for families in the local area to find support, while cooking healthy meals together and taking part in fun farm activities.
Training at the Trough - a catering skills project for adults with additional needs, where they learn to prepare high quality dishes and gain skills in customer service through supported placements in our little cafe, The Trough.
Get Growing Mental Health Programme - Our largest project, working with adults with enduring mental health issues. This project runs two days a week, providing structure, socialising and a safe environment for people to receive the therapeutic benefits of caring for animals and gardening.
When lockdown measures were announced, we didn't wait around; within two days we had begun live-streaming our animal feeds and had set up a meals on wheels program to support those in need, and as of May 21st 2020 we have delivered over 1000 meals.
Any donation, big or small, will make a difference, and you will have made a meaningful impact to the lives people facing adversity by keeping the farm going.
Thank you so much for supporting Bath City Farm.
- Shirley Windsor
Fundraising team (2)
Bath City Farm
Raised £1,615 from 30 donations
Bath, South West England, United Kingdom
Bath City Farm
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
Raised £25 from 2 donations