Welcome to Lucky Ewe

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About Us

Lucky Ewe is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) based in North East Fife. We rent land at a smallholding near New Gilston for our small flock of dairy sheep with additional grazing at Cuparmuir and Springfield.

• Lucky Ewe aims to give people with additional support needs of any kind the chance to experience farming, animal husbandry and food production at a pre-entry level.
• We welcome people of all abilities and backgrounds: our placements aim to build skills and experience at Lucky Ewe to help them progress towards employment.
• The outdoors and working with animals have been proven to enhance mental well-being and to bring a sense of peace and purpose: our placements hope to achieve that for beneficiaries and volunteers.

Currently communities in Scotland are experiencing severe economic pressure and deterioration in wellbeing because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Rehabilitation and regeneration are needed now, and in the future, to help communities to recover.

Lucky Ewe offers a path to a new job, volunteering opportunities and beneficial placements for those in need in the community.
We aim to secure permanent premises at NHS Stratheden through community asset transfer. This will allow us to increase the Lucky Ewe flock and in the longer term to produce other food crops – eggs, honey, hard and soft fruits and vegetables – each with its own potential for training and work experience placements.

Activities

Lucky Ewe Activities - Cupar
Lucky Ewe Activities - Cupar

Volunteering

Lucky Ewe Volunteering - Cupar
Lucky Ewe Volunteering - Cupar
Lucky Ewe Volunteering - Cupar

Donations

Lucky Ewe Donations - Cupar
Lucky Ewe Donations - Cupar

Lucky Ewe actively seeks grants and is always grateful for donations. These help us to expand the number of people we can involve and support.

Funding and Donations

The support of funders and private donors enables Lucky Ewe to provide the best possible experience for our beneficiaries.

2021 saw us receive a number of generous grants: the awards secure Lucky Ewe staff for the next three years and also provide funds for the running and upkeep of our charity.

  • In February 2021 Foundation Scotland contributed £4160 towards the erection of a much needed second stock tunnel for Lucky Ewe.
  • In March 2021Tesco’s Bags of Help local community grant of £994 helped us to buy PPE supplies and farm tools

In November 2021

  • The Co-op Local Community Fund awarded Lucky Ewe £2,138.5.
  • The Robertson Trust awarded Lucky Ewe £27,000.00 over three years: £9000 per year for running costs
  • The Gannochy Trust awarded £9957 towards Lucky Ewe providing access to accredited training and learning
  • Fife Voluntary Action Award: contributed £9900 for enhancement of mental wellbeing

In December 2021

  • Lucky Ewe members set up a stall at Teasses Christmas Market where we sold handmade Christmas items from our sheep’s wool. In total we raised £1100 from this endeavour

In January 2022

  • The National Lottery Community Fund: Improving Lives Grant confirmed that Lucky Ewe would receive a grant of £85,122 over the next three years. This substantial amount means that we can continue to provide sessions and to give people with additional support needs of any kind, the chance to experience farming, and food production at a pre-entry level.

Finally, over the last two years, Lucky Ewe has received donations from generous individuals and Lucky Ewe thanks them for their most welcome contributions.

If you would like to make a donation, please use the following bank account:

Account name: Lucky Ewe
Sort code: 08-92-99
Account number: 65966215

We would be extremely grateful for any donations, no matter how small.

Lucky Ewe Cupar
Lucky Ewe

Registered Charity: SCIO 050034

15 Ceres Road, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5JT

07817 278630

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