Land acquisition is a very broad subject and can differ from region to region depending on the policies of the Local Authority. We understand that it can often be one of the first hurdles to overcome when trying to set up a care farm. You may wish to try working with a local farm and seeing if they can help. The Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) is a fantastic resource that aims to increase community access to land across the UK, particularly for green space activities. Through CLAS, you can find information on finding, buying, offering and leasing of land within your country of the UK.   

For information specific to you region, please see the Social Farms and Gardens website which includes a map of care farms in UK. It is worth noting that this map will only show care farms that have either achieved or are working towards the Code of Practice, so if you cannot find what you are looking for on here you could also try contacting your relevant Regional Support Officer by emailing rso@farmgarden.org.uk. If you are wanting to acquire land another way, you may wish to contact your Local Authority for further advice. 

Clone of How can I get practical support with care farming?

We encourage anyone developing a care farm to work towards our Code of Practice.

Can I make a decent living from care farming?

We firmly believe that care farmers need to be properly reimbursed for their time and expertise and that care farms need a strong economic foundati

I don't have any animals - can I still be classed as a care farm?

Absolutely. Care farming activities can include growing crops and vegetables, horticulture and land management.

Is my farm already a care farm?

If you are regularly working with people with a defined need and are doing activities outdoors which might include animal assisted therapy, growing

Is there any funding for setting up a care farm?

As far as SF&G is aware, there is no funding specifically available for setting up a care farm.

What do I need to consider if I'm not a farmer?

If you're not a farmer there are a few things to think about before you get started with care farming. 

What do I need to consider if I'm a farmer?

If you're a farmer interested in care farming there are a few questions to ask before you start.