|Membership and Donations|
Thousands of people are helped by Swansea Community Farm every year. But to carry out our work, we need your help too. There are plenty of ways in which you can do this - whether it is becoming a member, giving a donation (and Gift Aid), getting involved as a volunteer or becoming a Financial Supporter.
Membership is extremely important to us in many ways. Providing unique services and facilities to more than 10,000 people a year, we know that we are an extremely important resource for the entire community, however, we need people to sign up as members, for as little as £5 a year to prove this to funders. Furthermore, membership fees provide the Farm with unrestricted funds which often pay for overhead costs, animal food and building maintenance which is often difficult to get other people to support. It’s fair to say that with 3.5 acres of land, 4 purpose-designed buildings, over 50 animals and more than 500 child, youth and adult volunteers, we are a busy charity with increasing costs. Your donation can help us to help so many others, so please give generously.
Swansea Community Farm is a registered charity. We do not charge for entry so every donation we recieve helps us keep operating as a free facility for the community. Donations, however small or large are gratefully received and will help pay for many things across the farm that we cannot apply for in grants, such as food and bedding for the animals; heating and lighting; administration, etc.
There are many ways in which you can donate:
Donate in Person
Call in and feed 'Shem the Sheep' and see how much money we are raising this year with our 'eggometer'
Visit our BT MyDonate page: https://mydonate.bt.com/donation/donation.html
Donate by Text
Send a text to 70070 using the code SCFF12 followed by the amount you wish to donate eg SCFF12 £5
Raise funds for us by signing up to Give as you Live - do your shopping via their website and raise money for the Farm. Shop for millions of products from over 4,000 top retailers including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Tesco, Expedia and many, many more. The retailer donates - all at no extra cost to you. Sign up now at www.giveasyoulive.com/join/swanseacommunityfarm
Donate by Cheque
You can make a donation in person or you can send us a cheque to:
Swansea Community Farm
2 Pontarddulais Road
Donate by Standing Order
Support us by making an ongoing donation by setting up a standing order. See attached Membership Application Form for details.
If you are a taxpayer please Gift Aid your donation to increase its value to us. Download a Gift Aid Declaration Form below to complete and send to the farm.
Adopt An Animal
The Farm offers an ADOPT AN ANIMAL scheme which offers you the chance to help look after your favourite Farm animal. With the option of a certificate, photo of your animal and dedicated Farm tour, the adopt an animal package will make a great present for you or an animal lover you know.
Sponsorship and Partnerships
Financial supporters have helped us become who we are today. We are keen to develop new partnership with local businesses and organisations as direct sponsors for the Farm, through financial support for an individual project or activity, as corporate members for as little as £15 a year or with tailored Team Challenge Day for your staff members. Working with us can help you meet your social responsibility targets, can provide a face for your businesses within the community and any donation you make can be used to claim tax relief.
Without the help of our financial supporters we wouldn’t be in a position to offer such a diverse range of services and facilities that have helped tens of thousands of people. We will never be able to fully express our sincere gratitude but let us start by saying THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
BBC Children in Need
Big Lottery Fund
Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
David & Christopher Lewis Foundation
City and County of Swansea
Welsh Assembly Government
National Resource Wales
Landfill Tax Credit Scheme