Ponies, Pigs and Wheelchairs

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Ponies, Pigs and Wheelchairs

Ponies, Pigs and Wheelchairs

Craig Thompson By Craig Thompson

Turning a small rescue centre into a care farm for vulnerable adults and children

Bagworth Idea stage

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ABOUT PONY RESCUE & THE CARE FARM ​ Set in a beautiful part of Leicestershire the farm is a traditional small working farm with a couple of differences; Firstly we are a small organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and then rehomes unwanted, neglected and injured horses, ponies, sheep. pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, hedgehogs and other wild and domestic animals. secondly we are a Care Farm.Our aim is to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for a range of vulnerable people giving them the opportunity to take part in the daily activities on the farm. This includes care of the animals, growing vegetables and fruit, farm maintenance, working as part of a team and learning new skills. We have a wide range of livestock including pigs, sheep, cows, goats, horses and chickens. Not to mention an assortment of small animals and of course the odd visiting buzzard and kestral.

What we'll deliver:

  • Stables
  • New Benches for users to relax
  • Gravel for driveway and paths for wheelchair access
  • Portable toilet block with disabled access

Why it's a great idea:

Not only will this create an income that will support and increase the work of the rescue centre but more importantly it will allow more vulnerable adults and children to connect with wildlife and the environment. Learning about rural life and rare breed farm animals.

Steps to get it done:

  • purchasing gravel for footpaths and wheelchair access
  • installing pathways and carparking
  • Purchasing a portable toilet with disabled access
  • siting the toilet, incorporating access paths and landscaping

Location Bagworth

Bagworth has 4 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

A small rural animal rescue centre and rare breed care farm set on the site of a former colliery

Council

North West Leicestershire District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £8,853

stables for animals - £5,000 (56%)
gravel for footpaths and carparking - £2,500 (28%)
portable disabled toilet - £500 (6%)
Other - £853 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

56%
stables for animals
£5,000
28%
gravel for footpaths and carparking
£2,500
6%
portable disabled toilet
£500
10%
Other
£853
  • Spacehive fees
    £400
  • Transaction Fees
    £373
  • VAT
    £80

Total £8,853

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