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Securing Land for Cae Tan CSA

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Securing Land for Cae Tan CSA

Cae Tan CSA CIC By Cae Tan CSA CIC

Cae Tan are seeking to purchase the fields we farm at Furzehill, Lunnon on Gower. The aim is to put the land into community ownership to secure access for growing food into the future.

Lunnon Fundraising stage

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pledged of £90,154
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Cae Tan is a not-for-profit Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme based on Gower. We have now been running for ten years and have established ourselves as Wales largest and most innovative CSA. We are recognised both within the UK and Europe as a leading example of community based sustainable farming. We aim to raise awareness of sustainable farming and reconnect people with the land and their food. We grow and supply fresh, organically grown, seasonal produce to 130 local households. We offer weekly volunteering opportunities, seasonal residencies for trainees and run educational programmes sharing food growing skills with primary schools and families from deprived areas. Our main growing fields are currently leased on a short-term rental contract. Our project is to bring this land into community ownership so that it can be used for environmentally sustainable community growing for generations to come.

What we'll deliver:

  • 6.5 acres secured for community growing
  • Educational projects and visits for Swansea Schools
  • 2 open volunteering sessions per week
  • 2 seasonal on-farm traineeships per year
  • Regular events and open days for the community

Why it's a great idea:

Purchasing the land we farm will secure the community and environmental benefits Cae Tan can bring, and is already delivering, for the long term. Unless we are able to do this, we will always be at risk being given short term notice of losing access access to land where we have worked to build long-term soil health in harmony with the local environment as well as facilities for volunteers and groups to visit. The fields we are proposing to purchase are ideal for growing seasonal produce and working with volunteers and groups.

Steps to get it done:

  • Secure the field and put the land into community ownership by June!

Location Lunnon

About the space

Furzehill Fields

Council

City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £90,154

Furzehill 6.5 acre field - £83,000 (92%)
Other - £7,154 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

92%
Furzehill 6.5 acre field
£83,000
8%
Other Read More
£7,154
  • Spacehive fees
    £4,150
  • Transaction fees
    £2,174
  • VAT
    £830

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Funding our seasonal trainee program
  • An educational space in the field

Total £90,154

Our Volunteer List

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