St Werburghs City Farm is an independent registered charity, reliant on donations, grants and contracts to run our diverse range of services and facilities. Financially, organisations such as ours would not exist without the support of funding bodies, charitable organisations and corporate support, both large and small.
Current Funding partners include:
Big Lottery Fund
BBC Children in Need
Bristol City Council - Centres for Community Action
Garfield Weston Foundation
Masonic Charitable Foundation
People's Health Trust
Postcode Local Trust
St James’ Place Foundation
Lord Barnby’s Foundation
Van Neste Foundation
The Lark Trust
Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
Denman Charitable Trust
The Swire Charitable Trust
Tesco Bags of Help (Groundworks)
The Finnis Scott Trust
Speilman Charitable Trust
The Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust
Douglas Arter Foundation
Stock Exchange Veterans Fund
Quartet Community Foundation (The Sharp Family Environmental Fund, Step Change, Catalyst, & Express grant)
Corporate and Business Support
We want to say an extra special thank you to the following businesses who have nominated us as their Charity Partner and Charity of the Year:
OVO Gives Back - providing £20,000 support towards our child and youth activities and raising more funds through staff initiatives and activities. What is more, a team of staff members help out at all of our events. OVO are simply amazing!
White Stuff Cribbs Causeway- every time a customer buys a charity product or supports an in store fundraising initiative, they are raising valuable funds for the Farm
M&S Food Store, Eastgate - a new partnership with a new store.
Connection Centre Funders
In October 2016 we officially launched new education, training and community facilities, which were generously funded by:
LandAid, The Henry Smith Charity, Cory Environmental Trust in Britain, Asda Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, John James Bristol Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation, Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust, M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, Belling Charitable Settlement, Beatrice Laing Charitable Trust, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, February Foundation, Dame Violet Wills Charitable Trust, the Cotton Trust, Bristol Brunel Lions, Treasure Chest Fund, WH Smith Foundation and Bristol Community Energy Trust.
Previous projects have been funded by:
Ernest Cook Trust, Four Winds Trust, Churngold Environmental Fund (Quartet), South West Foundation, The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Tudor Trust, Sovereign South West, GWR fm Bristol Kids Fund, Skipton Building Society, Austin Hope Pilkington, The Steel Charitable Trust, Access to Nature (the Big Lottery Fund), Ecology Building Society, Waitrose, Univeristy of Bristol, Horfield and Lockleaze Neighbourhood Partnership, Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership and the Mall Fountain Foundation.
In kind support
Of course, it is not only money that we need to operate. We also aided by several individuals and businesses in the local community through donations and time. They include:
Greenhouse Stores, who have offered us a mighty fine reduction on our new greenhouse which will be used by our Supported Training Team to sell on their fruit and veg seedlings. Thanks Greenhouse Stores – you are kind people!
The Green Play Project – who are always there when we need help with a wooden structure, a playful idea or site beautification. Oh, and of course, they built our fantastic green playground.
If you would like to support the Farm’s work, please ask for details about becoming a Love Farm Member. There is also a donation box near the top gate to the farm, and cheques can be made payable to ‘St Werburghs City Farm’ and posted to us, brought to the office or left in our secure office block post box. Thank you for supporting your local city Farm.