St James City Farm - Gloucester
Young volunteers will make improvements including revamping the classroom (painting/shelving/work surfaces), revamping the duck pond and building a new rabbit warren so that the public can see better and the animals have more freedom
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21/05/2013 14:54: Funding Boost for St James City FarmSt James City Farm is today celebrating the news that it has received a £6,975.00 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project "St James City Farm - Gloucester ".
The farm was originally established by Gloucester City Council in the late 1990s. They were intending on closing it down but GymNation a local community charity took over it instead. They are trying to improve the facilities, much of which requires replacing or developing, including some new changes. They have an established group of young volunteers who come in on a rota each day and others waiting to enrol. Improvements include things such as revamping the classroom (painting/shelving/work surfaces), revamping the duck pond, building a new rabbit warren so that the public can see better and the animals have more freedom.
“We are delighted with this grant” said Imran Atcha, Coordinator of GymNation. The grant will help bring about real improvements for the benefits of the animals and the visitors. It’s all part of an ongoing campaign we have to really bring the place up to the highest standards and using the SITA Trust grant money to buy the materials, the young volunteers will be helping us achieve this”.