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Project information

Winter Animal Appeal 2018

We feed & care for our farm animals all year round with no government funding - we have Rare Breed Sheep, Goats, Calves, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks & Geese plus Small Domestic Animals. Feed costs are rising and we need donations for straw and hay over the Winter-time. Please help us meet the rising cost

3 months

Charity information: Heeley City Farm

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  • Need


    With Brexit looming, and after a hot dry Summer (following the wet Winter), there is a shortage of fodder and prices are rising. Charities with animals to feed and care for will need more resources over the coming Winter to cope.

    Our animals are more than visitor attractions - they work for their keep by going on roadshows and visiting local Care Homes, schools and community centres.

    Please help us keep providing our famous Dementia Chickens for older care home residents


    Our farm is a much-loved community hub as well as a working urban farm - the many farm animals are one of our main resources and every day young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and older adults with learning disabilities are looking after them & engaging with them, caring for them and growing in skills, self-confidence and self-esteem.

    We have very high animal welfare standards and this project will help us cover vets fees, Winter feed and more.

    We do not charge to visit our farm.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To sustain the Rare Breeds farm animals


    » We are holding our free Heeley City Farm Winter / Christmas Fayre on Saturday 8th December, just after the Big Give Christmas Challenge - all welcome

    What success will look like

    Healthy, thriving local urban farm with increased numbers of young people & adults engaging with the animals

  • Impact


    Longer-term impact will be on the beneficiaries:
    Improved health & wellbeing - demonstrated by numbers of people reporting health improvements as a result of our community health interventions.

    Increased understanding of environmental sustainability, demonstrated by feedback from our community learning courses (i.e. bee-keeping, foraging, food-growing)

    Young people grow in confidence and skills and progress into further education, training or employment - reduced no.s of NEETs/offenders


    Our Risk Register includes identifying and managing risks around animal welfare, preventing disease and maintaining healthy livestock.
    We have robust Health & Safety Practices and Procedures in place and continually review our systems to ensure that we are mitigating any identified risks.


    Donors will receive regular news updates through our Newsletter and/or links to our online updates on the website and social media. Many donors follow us on Twitter and on our Facebook page(s) so we will use these mechanisms to update about the Big Give Christmas Challenge

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,500 animal feed extra Winter fodder for 2018

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    On-site donations £200 Conditional
    Sales of animal feed £200 Conditional
  • Background


    Heeley City Farm
    Richards Road


    all visitors to the farm
    participants on our programmes (Learning Disabilities, Young People excluded from School, volunteers and community groups, school groups, people learning about bee-keeping with our hives

    We are subsidising local educational visits and supporting the delivery of outdoor learning

    We are helping young people understand the natural environment, learn where their food comes from, and the importance of protecting and conserving nature

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Heeley City Farm is the largest, most central urban farm in Sheffield - we are a major visitor attraction with over 100,000 visitors each year. We are listed as one of the Top 111 Places to Visit in the City.
    We receive no core funding and rely on small grants, donations and volunteer support.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sue Pearson

    CEO - project lead contact

    Andrew Pearse

    Marketing and Publicity Officer - for this project Andrew will manage communications / donor engagement

    Gloria Ward

    Finance & Administration Officer - supporting this project with the administration & financial requirements