We need your help to save Ouseburn Farm, a working farm and local charity supporting an urban community.

by Ouseburn Farm Charity Ltd in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

We did it
On 29th March 2017 we successfully raised £21,440 with 830 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

We have hit our target of £20,000 thanks to you brilliant kind people but lets keep going!

We are so overwhelmed by the response and support our farm has received so far and we are so grateful that we have hit our target. Thanks to all your donations our farm can carry on with the wonderful work it does for another year.  However we still have time yet to raise more for this beautiful farm and we would really like to secure the farm for as long as we can. The more pledges we receive the longer the farm can remain at the heart of our community. More donations mean more workshops for school children, more opportunities for local families to enjoy a unique experience and more opportunities for vulnerable adults to grow and achieve their goals.

To achieve more for the farm we have set a stretch target to aim for of £30,000. 

If you have already given, thank you so much but please share our campaign with as many people as possible. Let's do something very special together for a very special place. 

No matter how much you can donate your support will help us carry on with our mission to help our community bloom and grow. 


Hello, we're Ouseburn Farm. We are a free -to - visit working farm that works for the community and we are right in the heart of Newcastle's inner city. 

It all started in 1976, with a caravan on the site of a derelict paint factory. Now, over 40 years later, we're a hugely popular visitor attraction and we are on a big mission to help our community bloom and grow. But we can't keep going without your help. 

Right now, the deficit in our funding could mean we have to stop. Friends of the farm have stepped in to help our gates stay open for now, but we need more help to make sure they stay that way. That's where you come in. 

We're lots of things, to lots of people and we simply teach people to grow.

From our visitors, to the rescued animals we care for, to the school children we inspire in our classrooms and the vulnerable or disadvantaged people, we help discover new skills in horticulture, catering, woodwork, creative arts and photography. 

As you may have guessed by now, we're not your average farm. So whilst your money could help us to grow some vegetables or feed our rescue animals, it might do something you never expected it to. 

Your money could help us run workshops for local school children, to give them their first taste of fresh vegetables or teach them about recycling. Or it could help us run an educational workshop for adults who have learning difficulties or disablilities, or to work with people who have been homeless and help them back on track. 

Whatever your donation goes towards, it will help us to leave a positive legacy for everyone's future. So a great big thank you from us and our friends (feathery, furry or human). Claim your reward and come and see the great work you've helped keep in action. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Make it official. We’ll say a big thank you with a tweet or Facebook post.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Do sheep tweet? We’ll send you a personalised thank you via social media, direct from one of our furry residents.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Tote-ally worth it! We’ll send you a personalised thank you via social media, direct from one of our furry residents AND your very own Ouseburn Farm Tote Bag. Bags can be picked up from Ouseburn Farm

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Well dinner’s on us! We’ll treat you to a delicious lunch for two at the Farm café, made from our fresh produce.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Down on the farm. Spend an hour getting to feed and look after all of our animals, big and small.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

It’s party time! Have fun and games at the farm for up to 15 children. There’ll be animals, arts and crafts and a buffet to put big smiles on little faces.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

How does your garden grow? Bring a friend for a how-to session with our head of agriculture for some top garden and growing tips, and then grab yourself a complimentary bite to eat at our café. You’ll be listed as an official Ouseburn Farm supporter on our website too.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Farmers for a day. An away day at the Farm for five people, with a delicious buffet lunch and workshops from our resident experts on preserve making, horticulture and animal care. On top of that, we’ll put yours (or your company’s) name up in lights on our social media and website as a supporter of the farm.

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Reward

Plant a seed. We’ll name a tree in our orchard after you or your company. Plus, invite 10 guests to spend the day looking after our animals, making preserves or putting their green fingers to the test with our horticulture experts. Then enjoy a freshly prepared buffet lunch to round off the day.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

A festival of you. We’ll dedicate a whole week at the farm just to you. Social media shout outs, a farm bake with your (or your company’s) name on it and a little tribute to you on our animal enclosures too. Of course we’ll serve up a delicious lunch from our farm café to fuel you each day as well.

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Reward

The full farm experience. Let’s shout it from the rooftops with a press release announcing you as an official Friend of Ouseburn Farm. Name one of our enclosures and enjoy an away day and buffet lunch at the farm for up to 10 people. We’ll hold a dinner in your honour for up to 10 guests too, with live music and entertainment and a menu featuring our very own fresh Ouseburn meat and veg.

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