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.


Membership is open to individuals, families, groups and organisations, who wish to support the Farm and its aims.  Please contact us for a membership form.

 

Donations

Donations are an easy way for people to help us without any other involvement or commitment. We don’t charge an entrance fee which ensures that everyone can benefit from our charity; however, if you can afford it, we can make your donation go a very long way. For example: a £10 donation would pay for the food, bedding and volunteer care to keep our beautiful Llanwenog sheep.  For those with a bit more, a £100 donation would provide one member of staff to help run a Family Farm Day, where up to 25 children and adults can work alongside each another in a range of tasks, sharing skills and having fun.


If you are able to make a donation of any size, please send a cheque to Swansea Community Farm, at 2 Pontarddulais Road, Fforestfach, Swansea, SA5 4BA. Or if it is more convient, why not set up a standing order?
Please remember that if you pay tax, you can sign up for Gift Aid which means we can claim extra money from the government and you dont have to do a thing - just sign the Gift Aid section on our Friend of the Farm form.

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.
If you think that help us in any way, please contact Phil Budd on 01792 578384 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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!

Supporters 2011


Jubilee's Peoples Millions,
June 2011 - to develop the existing workshop into a community cafe, office space and disabled toilet facilities.

The David and Christopher Lewis Foundation, March 2011 - to enable 6 visits each for Penybryn Special Senior School and Clase Primary Special Teaching Facility to visit the Farm.  

GwirVol, October 2011 - to fund the Youth Task Force project.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), July 2011 - to pilot a 12 month Community Roots Volunteer Programme.

City and County of Swansea, Playteam, 2011 - to fund playschemes held during holiday times.

Supporters 2009/2010

 

City and County of Swansea through the Play Grant, Community Focused Schools Grant and Compact Funding

Millennium Volunteers

Russell Commission

The Big Lottery Grant - People and Places

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

BBC Children in Need

Welsh Assembly Government

The Gower Society

WCVA as Sustainable Cymru Champions

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service

The Environment Centre Ltd

 

Supporters 2008/2009

City and County of Swansea through the Play Grant and Compact Funding Environment Agency Russell Commission
European Union Objective 1 Environment Wales Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust
Welsh Assembly Government The Gower Society Heart Research UK - Healthy Hearts Grant
Big Lottery Swansea Council for Voluntary Service Food Standards Agency Wales
BBC Children in Need The Environment Centre Ltd Eaga Trust - Community Foundation in Wales
Cadle Primary School WCVA Volunteering In Wales The Ernest Cook Trust

 

Supporters 2007/2008

City and County of Swansea through the Play Grant and Compact Funding Strategic Recycling Scheme Environment Agency
European Union Objective 1 Environment Wales The Gower Society
Welsh Assembly Government WCVA Volunteering In Wales Lloyd TSB Foundation
Big Lottery Swansea Council for Voluntary Service Russell Commission
BBC Children in Need The Environment Centre Ltd Swansea City Waste Disposal Company
Cadle Primary School Oakdale Trust Mr and Mrs JT Morgan Trust
Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation HBOS Foundation Celtic Mowers Ltd
Pettifor Trust James Pantyfedwen Foundation  
Spar Stores Ravenhill The IT People