Our 2023 Charities

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St. James City Farm & Riding School

You can be forgiven for thinking that you are dreaming when you’re in the middle of Gloucester and you see goats or sheep running about. But since 1998, St James City Farm has provided a taste of the countryside in the heart of the city of Gloucester.

We aim to connect the tremendous talent in the City with the many opportunities in training, employment and leisure found in the countryside. We do this by providing hands on practical farm experience and acting as a gateway, building knowledge and creating aspirations so inner-city children and families can have fun, learn and benefit from interaction with animals and nature. As well as the experience placements, we also aim to give city children a chance to see farm animals and ponies on their doorstep and nurture an interest in animals. We do this through our dedicated team of staff and volunteers and through the support of different organisations and donors.


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Alabare – Supporting people who are homeless & vulnerable

We know that life isn’t always simple. We never know when we may be faced by a crisis, feel despair, or need support to live the independent life we wish for. Sometimes we just need someone to walk by our side. At Alabaré, that’s what we do.
Through our extensive network of homes, drop-in centres and support services, we offer people who are homeless and vulnerable accommodation and support so they can live a safe and positive life of their choice. If housing or wellbeing is a problem for you, take a look at www.alabare.co.uk to see what we do and get in touch to see if we can help.

Rotary  Trust Fund for Young People

The balance of the money raised will be shared between the Rotary Club of Gloucester’s Trust Fund for Young People, which helps local 14-24 year old’s to achieve their dreams or ambitions, and the Community awards Scheme operated by the 4 Rotary Clubs in Gloucester.  The Trust Fund has helped around 60 local young people with vocational, training, sporting achievement and worldwide volunteering projects. Applications are open to young people living in Gloucester or adjoining parishes and details can be found at www.rotaryclubofgloucester.co.uk 


The Rotary Club of Gloucester Community Awards

Rotary in Gloucester Community Awards are organised by the four Rotary Clubs in the city – Rotary Club of Gloucester, Gloucester Quays, Rotary@Kingsholm and Gloucester Severn.

The aim of the Community Awards programme is to support organisations within the city area with a small grant up to a maximum of £500, which ‘will make a real difference’ (No application will be considered to be too small).

The Community Awards has been running since 2014 and in this time, over £60,000 has been awarded to over 140 local individuals, groups and organisations.  We have been greatly encouraged by the way these small injections of cash have made real and lasting differences to these community heroes and also to the lives of the many people they have gone on to help in our city.

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