The Prospects Trust
A registered charity 1048584, a Company Limited by Guarantee 3087221, an organically certified working farm (Organic Growers and Farmers UKF003870), a social enterprise, and indeed, a place that grows people alongside produce. Welcome to our farming enterprise with a real difference in rural Cambridgeshire.
We support Co-workers – people with additional needs, and we say Co-workers as we work shoulder to shoulder with them “together”. We are proud to say our farm gates and shop doors are open for all and what a great team we have at The Prospects Trust. From Co-workers (our supported day placements), Staff team (our paid employees), Volunteers (all DBS checked and giving their talents for free), our wholesale and local customer and our experienced board of Trustees, we really do grow people alongside produce here at Snakehall Farm, on our Garden Team and at Prospects Trust Unwrapped.
A Potted History of Prospects Trust
The idea for the Prospects Trust was sown in the 1980s. Some forward thinking social workers, families supporting young adults with disabilities and a few green fingered gurus came together to solve a problem: “how can we challenge, support and grow adults with disabilities in the wider world of work?”. The solution = The Prospects Trust at Snakehall Farm.
Our socially enterprising charitable Care Farm was formed in 1989. We have been growing people and produce together ever since, from these early roots to the present day, we are proud to be “Growing Differently”.
The farm site was leased from Cambridgeshire County Farms Estate. The first farm office was a 1960s retro caravan and the only thing growing was weeds. Over the past decades, The Prospects Trust has sown, grown and harvested acres of smiles, achievements and abilities. The weeds are still growing of course but now among some of the tastiest edible organics in Cambridgeshire, and perhaps, beyond.
Established in 1989, growing differently ever since.