WE DID IT

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you!

We are thrilled to announce that we reached and even exceeded our fundraising target. It was tense in the run up, but thanks to 226 of you we made it beyond £12,000 on the crowd funder and received an additional £1,700 in cheques and other donations from another 20 or so people. Once we have paid fees and costs associated with the campaign and claimed gift aid on eligible donations we hope to clear between £13,500 and £14,000.
This is an incredible sum. By enabling us to get water and electricity on site it has hugely positive implications for the long term future of the farm.
It also shows the fantastic support we have in the community and will certainly help us with accessing other pots of funding in the future

It was an exciting and exhausting process! As a team we have learned a huge amount from it. Many of us are now going off for a well earned break over the rest of August. We look forward to returning to the project refreshed and  full of energy to take the City Farm to the next level.

Our CrowdFunder appeal is LIVE!

We need to raise £12,000 to bring water and electricity onto the farm site.

This will mean we can:

  • scale up our community growing giving more local people access to the health and social benefits of being involved in the production and consumption of fresh local food
  • install accessible toilets and hand washing facilities which are essential for all our visitors and volunteers
  • look after animals permanently on the site – we hope to have chickens, goats and other small animals and visiting larger animals like our lovely pigs-on-loan.

You can donate here :   http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-build-oxford-city-farm

We have some great rewards on offer!

Our artist-designed ‘Goat on a Tote’ bags and ‘Fowl on a Towel’ tea towels….

 

…..and various courses offered by local specialists in woodworking, foraging and bee keeping, and yummy rewards from Wild Honey, LAM Brewing and Brightwell Vineyard as well as special tours of the site and a one-off opportunity to ‘name our bog’ and first container building.

You can donate here  http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-build-oxford-city-farm

Or if you would prefer, send a cheque made payable to Oxford City Farm in the post to Oxford City Farm, c/o 189 Campbell Rd, Oxford, OX4 3NT.

To follow our progress over the next few weeks remember to follow us on:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OxfordCityFarm, Twitter https://twitter.com/OxCityFarm, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oxfordcityfarm

If you want to get in touch contact sally@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk.

Bags of Help

Support Oxford City Farm with Tesco Bags of Help scheme

Support us to win the community grant scheme with Tesco Bags of Help and Groundwork during May and June 2017.

We need your help to secure the top prize of £4000 by using your blue token and choosing Oxford City Farm after every shop at Tesco. The 2nd place project will receive £2,000 and the 3rd placed project will receive £1,000.

The money will support the build of the outdoor kitchen and seating area with a cob oven and rocket stove. The project will offer you the chance to have fun and learn new skills by learning how build a clay oven, round wood timber frame building and create a wonderful new resource that will significantly improve your experience on Oxford City Farm. There will also be a covered space to take shelter and relax after your hard work.

Please share this news with your friends and family.

Stores where you can support us are:

Oxford City Centre

  • Oxford Magdalen Street Tesco Metro, OX1 3AD.
  • Oxford St Aldates Tesco Express
    75 St Aldate’s, OX1 1RA.

North Oxford

  • Banbury Road Tesco Express
    263 Banbury Road,  OX2 7HN.

East Oxford

  • London Road Tesco Express
    83a-85 London Road, OX3 9AJ.
  • Cowley Road Tesco Metro
    159-161 Cowley Road, OX4 1UT.
  • Oxford Superstore, Cowley
    7 Oxford Retail Park, OX4 6XJ.

South Oxford

  • Abingdon Road Tesco Express
    279 Abingdon Road, OX1 4TJ.

West Oxford

  • Botley Road Tesco Express
    12 Westway Shopping Centre, OX2 9LH.

Find your local Tesco store.

We are recruiting!

Oxford City Farm (OCF) is at a very exciting stage of development. We now have a lease on the site and are looking for an events coordinator (paid role) and a volunteer coordinator (voluntary position). For other formal and informal volunteering opportunities, please contact us directly at info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk.

Events coordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Event Coordinator. They’ll be responsible for organising a community celebration event in Autumn 2017. The event will bring together all our supporters, members, and volunteers to celebrate opening the site for the public. The key tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Deliver a community event in Autumn 2017 to celebrate the opening of the Farm to the public
  • Develop an event plan in partnership with OCF trustees
  • Prepare event briefs and tasks for the OCF team
  • Recruit, co-ordinate and engage OCF members, volunteers and stakeholder to support and attend the event
  • Work with OCF volunteers to help promote and publicise the event and the farm
  • Ensure health and safety compliance at the event
  • Arrange an activity plan for the event
  • Organise an OCF stall for the event

There are 10 days available to arrange and deliver the event over a 4-5 month period. The rate is £93.75 per day (or £12.50 per hour) including VAT if appropriate.

For further details, and to apply for this role, please download an application pack and a work plan template. Please send completed copies to info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk by 12:00 Monday 1st May.

Volunteer coordinator

As we get more enquiries about volunteering, a volunteer coordinator is needed to meet demand for information and to ensure a positive experience for volunteers. This is an ongoing unpaid voluntary role. The role is likely to require up to 1.5 days per week worked flexibly to suit your own and the Farm’s requirements. Attendance at site work parties and other volunteer days will also be necessary on occasion. Attendance at steering group meetings which happen every 2 months would also be beneficial.

Here is a full description of the role:

Volunteer coordinator role description

Interested? Great! Please fill out the following form and return to info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk:

Volunteer application form