Support Us

We need your help! Please become a Friend of St James City Farm!

We keep our services free or as low cost as possible, but we still have many overheads to pay to keep things running. It costs over £70’000 per year to run the farm, and that is on a shoestring budget using only essential staffing, donations and the dedicated volunteers. Animal feed, vet bills, transport, insurances, water and electricity bills and replacing tools and repairs all cost money. You can help by becoming a Friend of St James City Farm by making a regular payment of £5 to £10 per month (or whatever you can afford!).

Or you can make a one-off donation:

  • £100 pays for a vet to visit and treat a sick animal
  • £50 helps to buy tools essential to maintain the animals’ homes
  • £25 helps towards buying food for the animals
  • £10 funds a child’s life-changing pony riding experience
  • £5 pays for a bale of hay and straw – our animals need at least 3 a day!

Or you can contact Imran or Laura at The Friendship Cafe, Chequers Bridge, Gloucester GL4 6PR to arrange your donation.

We are registered charity run by ‘The Friendship Café’ and for ‘Gift Aid’ purposes, if you are a UK taxpayer, we get a bit extra back from the Inland Revenue on top of your contribution.

Collectively, your contribution will help us to keep the farm running and free to access all year round!

If you are a business or an organisation, speak to us about sponsoring one of the animals or a specific project. We have had donations of all sorts of things, including a water pump for the pond, timber to make the educational cow, a kitchen and appliances, even the sponsorship of two cows.