Get Involved

There are many ways in which you can get involved with our farm. We are a charity and a small one at that. This means we need lots of support from our visitors, from doners and from volunteers. If you would like to support us there are lots of ways you can get involved…

Support Us

It costs a lot to keep us up and running – around £150,000 every single year, in fact. We do have some very generous supporters, and you could join them.

You would be helping to look after:

– More than 100 animals

– An area of land exceeding 20 acres

– Stables & barns

– A picnic and play area

– Our dedicated staff

– Our Education programme.

-Our work with vunerable and disadvantaged people.

 

Leicester City Council currently provides us with about a third of the funds that we need each year, for which we are incredibly grateful. We have also gain funding from:

  • Community Chest
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Local Alchemy
  • Fun days and other fundraising events

There are many ways that you can help us to raise much needed funds for our farm, so no matter how you prefer to help, there will be an option that will suit you.

You can help us in the following ways:

  • Become a Corporate Sponsor
  • Donating to us via cheque or postal order
  • Create a standing order to donate regularly
  • Sponsor a specific area of our farm, or a fence post
  • Adopt one of our animals (it will still live with us, of course!)
  • Join our farm as a member
  • Volunteer at the farm
  • Donate some prizes so that we can run events like tombolas and raffles
  • Help us by donating equipment, or sponsoring us to buy some.
  • Keep visiting!

MAKE A DONATION TODAY

If you would like some more information about donating and really making a difference to our farm, then please get in touch on:

0116 2537582

Farm Memberships

If you would like to become a member of the farm, then there are five different options for you to choose from:

Single Membership:

£15 per year, giving you a membership card, free entry, quarterly newsletters, the chance to volunteer with us, and an invite to our general meeting.

Junior Membership:

£15 per year for 12 years and under, including a membership card, free entry, a certificate, a quarterly newsletter, and free entry to 5 children’s sessions.

Family Membership:

£25 per year, including a membership card, free entry, quarterly newsletters and an invite to the general meeting.

Affiliated Membership:

£50 per year, including a membership card, free entry, quarterly newsletters, the chance to volunteer and an invite to the general meeting.

Corporate Membership:

£100 per year, including a membership card, free entry, quarterly newsletters, the chance to volunteer, and an invite to the general meeting.

We really wouldn’t be able to run the farm without support from all of our members, so it really is vital to us and we are very grateful to everyone who signs up.

Adopt an animal

If you have always wanted an animal without the hassle of caring for it and cleaning up after it, our adoption pack would be the perfect choice. You have a choice of adopting 14 different animals, and your fee helps us to run the farm.

For your adoption fee, you will get:

A certificate, making your adoption official

A photo of the animal you have chosen to adopt

A leaflet with lots of information about your animal

Your name will be added to our official board of adopters

For £10, you can adopt:

  • Rabbits
  • Ducks
  • Guinea Pigs

For £15 you can adopt one of our rare breeds:

  • Golden Guernsey Goats
  • Herdwick Sheep
  • Leicester Longwool Sheep

For £20 you can adopt:

  • Donkeys
  • Ponies
  • Cows
  • Pigs

Be a volunteer

If you enjoy being active, and want to take a heavier role in the running of our farm, then why not volunteer? As long as you’re 12 or over, and enjoy learning new skills and getting involved, it may be perfect for you.

As a volunteer you could:

  • Feed the animals
  • Paint the fences and enclosures
  • Muck out the enclosures
  • Gardening

There are a number of reasons that it is great to volunteer, including:

  • Exciting work experience
  • Be involved in the great outdoors
  • Make new friends

If you are under 18 you will need to fill in a form with your parent or guardian, and be able to prove your age. We will work closely with them to ensure that they are happy for you to volunteer with us.

If you are over 18 you will need to fill out a form, and provide us with two character references – just to make sure you’re the perfect fit for us.

Sponsor Us

If you would like to support us by way of sponsoring, there are a number of ways you can do this.

These include:

  • Becoming a corporate Sponsor
  • Sponsoring a fence post
  • Sponsoring an animal
  • Sponsoring an area of the farm

All of our sponsors play a key role in keeping the farm running, and we would love you to be a part of it, as it means that we can carry on providing an excellent quality education to everyone who visits.

Farm Office
Anstey Lane
Leicester
LE4 0FJ

Email: enquiries@gorsehillcityfarm.org.uk

Phone: 0116 2537582

Registered Charity Number:1000575

Private Ltd Co: 2544208

 

Opening times

April to October:
10.00 – 4.30pm

November to March:
10.00am – 4.00pm

MAKE A DONATION TODAY