A community-based country style farm working to support the health and wellbeing of the local residents has received a significant boost, thanks to a £3000 donation from Care Plus Group Charitable Trust.
Nunny’s Farm is North East Lincolnshire’s first urban petting farm, offering not only a great day out for all the family, but also opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of the community through interaction with nature in its broadest sense and small animals.
The grant enabled Nunny’s Farm to purchase two polytunnels, which are vital in their aim to provide educational opportunities for members of the local community, centred around growing their own fruit and vegetables on site.
Neil Campbell, owner of Nunny’s Farm, said: “Thank you so much to Care Plus Group Charitable Trust for funding the polytunnels. The grant will be a huge help to us and enable delivery of our projects at Nunny’s Farm much sooner.
“An integral part of the farm’s vision is improving the health and wellbeing of local residents by teaching people about where their food comes from and how we can turn this fresh produce in to hearty, nutritious meals for all of the family to enjoy.
“Through the use of the two polytunnels, we can demonstrate how to grow and prepare seasonal food all year round. To maximise usage and full potential of the polytunnel we’re planning to run afterschool clubs and workshops aimed at the whole family, more than likely next spring what with all the disruptions, to encourage people at the earlier opportunity to eat healthy foods, whilst improving their health and wellbeing.”
Lisa Revell, Trustee of Care Plus Group Charitable Trust, said: “As a charity we exist to support individuals or groups with funds or equipment that will benefit the health and wellbeing of community members across North East Lincolnshire. The work at Nunny’s Farm and their vision matches that of the Trust and we’re delighted to have been able to support them with funds to purchase the polytunnels to grow their own produce on site.”
To date, The Care Plus Group Charitable Trust has provided more than £93,000 to more than 90 community projects across North East Lincolnshire since its inception in 2016.
Neil Cartwright, Trustee of Care Plus Group Charitable Trust, said: “The Care Plus Group Charitable Trust continues to provide additional support and resources to improve the lives of people and communities across North East Lincolnshire.
“We are really proud of the impact the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust has had on individuals and groups within the area. Nunny’s Farm is just one of many groups which have benefited from funding through the scheme. We would encourage anyone with a project that could make a difference to their local community to explore how the Charitable Trust could help them.”
Further information about the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust and how to apply for funding is available at https://charity.careplusgroup.org/