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 32 animals on our 3-acre farm space in Draycott, Derby. Each animal has its own amazing story of how it came to live at 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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Causes

Animal Welfare Meetups

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. Sessions are held weekly – no experience required, just a can-do attitude.

Community Gardening Sessions

The Haven has several allotment areas that are accessed by people who are passionate about learning how to grow your own food. No prior experience is necessary – check our dates for upcoming sessions.

Youth Club

The benefits of being around animals and nature in a therapeutic environment are well documented for improving wellbeing. We hope to inspire social intelligence, emotional resilience as well as a thirst for academic knowledge. Please complete our online application to join the waiting list.

Summer Programme

The HAF Summer programme gives young people the opportunity to access structured activities and healthy meals during the school holidays; a time which can be particularly challenging for families who have limited access to activities, food and learning opportunities.

Alternative Education

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

Animal Wellfare Meetups

Animal Welfare Meetups

Help provide animals with a second chance in life

The Island Community Haven currently houses 32 animals, many have been rescued and rehomed.

Community Gardening Sessions

Community Allotment Sessions

Learn the blueprints to become a great gardener

The farm has several allotment patches and focuses on organic gardening practices

Youth Club

Youth Club sessions involve animal-assisted and outdoor activities

Please complete our online application form to join our waiting list

HAF Summer Programme

HAF Summer Programme Derby

Free dinners and farm-based activities

Our HAF Programme allows young people to access our farm during the school holidays

Alternative Education

Alternative Education Derby

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

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