Island Community Haven CIC

The Island Community Haven is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that is powered by community spirit and a passion for animal welfare.

The farm currently houses a variety of animals on a 3-acre farm space in Draycott, Derby. Each animal has its own wholesome story of how it came to live on the farm and how they are thriving today. By helping, not only do you become part of their story, but you become part of our community.

Alongside our animal sanctuary, The Haven offers other services such as alternative provision, summer schemes, youth clubs and weekly community meet-ups

Our Values

Animal Sanctuary

Each animal has an amazing story, you can become part of their story by helping our animals thrive. Check out each animals journey.

Community

The Haven is very passionate about developing the local community through carefully considered causes, meetups and community services.

Volunteering

Community action is a great way to meet like-minded people whilst supporting a valuable cause. It’s human nature to feel good when helping out.

Alternative Education

Animal-assisted learning & outside the classroom-based sessions are helping some of Derby & Nottingham’s most complex young people.

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Services

Animal Welfare Meetups

Community animal welfare meetups promote the welfare of animals and bring local people together to raise awareness, volunteer, and make a difference in the lives of animals. Sessions provide education on animal care, an opportunity to advocate for animals, and a chance to connect with like-minded people. Sessions are held weekly – no experience is required, just a can-do attitude. Sign up for our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with upcoming sessions.

Community Gardening Sessions

Community allotment meetups bring people together to grow food, build community, and promote healthy living. They provide access to fresh produce, education on sustainable gardening, and a chance to connect with others. Sessions are held monthly – no experience is required, just a can-do attitude. Sign up for our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with upcoming sessions.

Youth Services

Interacting with animals on a farm can help foster empathy, understanding, and respect for other living creatures. It can also be a highly rewarding experience, as young people learn to care for and form meaningful relationships with animals and peers. Sign up for our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with upcoming youth programs.

Workshops

Workshops are mainly focused on animal welfare or gardening and aim to help increase awareness of these activities. Workshops provide a hands-on experience that allows people to gain practical skills, foster community togetherness and improve mental well-being. Sign up for our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with upcoming workshops & events.

Alternative Education

The Island Community Haven CIC works alongside The Island Project Farming & Education Centre, which is an alternative education provider. Animal-assisted learning & outside the classroom-based sessions are helping some of Derby & Nottingham’s most complex young people. Please check out their social media for more information.

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Animal Wellfare Meetups

Animal Welfare Meetups

Help make a difference in the lives of animals

Session are held weekly, booking is essential

Community Gardening Sessions

Community Allotment Sessions

Learn the blueprints to become a great gardener

Sessions are held monthly, booking is essential

Youth Services

Youth sessions involve animal-assisted and outdoor activities

Sign up for our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with upcoming youth programs

Workshops

Workshops are focused on animal welfare and gardening

Sign up for our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with upcoming workshops & events

Alternative Education

The Island Project Farming & Education Centre

An alternative education service that supports the permanently excluded, the at-risk of exclusion and vulnerable, challenging learners aged 9-18

Newsletter Sign Up

Keep in touch with news, events, meet-ups and other exciting activities happening at the farm