From the very beginning our mission has been to build a strong, healthy and caring community by engaging local people with nature and farming.
We’re situated on a 37-acre plot between two neighbouring areas, Twerton and Whiteway. We’re well placed to serve this beautiful area and diverse community, which is so often overlooked. We provide education, training, therapeutic activities, venue hire and events for the local community to reduce levels of deprivation.
We exist to
- Support disadvantaged and disabled people to develop new skills and confidence
- Boost emotional, mental, physical and social well-being
- Inspire environmental awareness and activity
- Grow the number of people engaging in their community
- Bring enjoyment to the public
- Educate people on farming and where their food comes from
We’ve grown from the handful of passionate volunteers who started Bath City Farm in 1990, to 12 members of part-time paid staff, a board of trustees, 100 animals and over 50 volunteers. Last year we welcomed 24,197 visitors, with 292 people accessing projects that improved emotional and physical wellbeing.
As a charity we rely on investments from private funders, donations, and revenue from our own commercial operations. Every penny from our education programmes, shop, cafe, meeting spaces and events is invested back into the farm.
We are governed by a board of trustees according to the rules in the Memorandum and Articles of Association, which contain our charitable objectives.