A care farm in Droitwich, Worcestershire, is set to benefit from a £47,978 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
The Gloverspiece Minifarm Community Care Farm Building has received funding awarded under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme to create a multi-purpose venue to provide recreational, educational and training opportunities. It is anticipated that around 2,000 people will benefit from the project each year.
The charity offers local schools, ex-offenders, children's centres, housing associations and disabled groups with the opportunity to visit the farm and interact with the animals, which provides therapeutic and recreational benefits as well as being open for public visits.
Lynne Duffy, Manager, Gloverspiece Minifarm Limited said:
“This multipurpose facility will enable us to operate all year, attract less abled people and provide better facilities for students and volunteers”
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“We are pleased to support the project at Goverspiece Minifarm, the new building will greatly benefit this well-used care farm.”