Creetown Initiative has been engaged by Mossburn Community Farm to provide support that will assist the organisation’s long-term future.
Located just south of Lochmaben, east of Dumfries, Mossburn Community Farm was set up in 1990, initially providing help for misused, abused, unwanted and neglected horses and ponies. The charity has since widened its remit to include all domestic animals, except dogs, cats and donkeys. Mossburn has existed for thirty two years and in this time have provided safe refuge for thousands of animals, many rescued from mistreatment.
Volunteering Opportunities and Equine Therapy
The group also provides volunteering opportunities and support for people suffering mental and health issues, including their “Learning with Horses.” This is a form of Equine Therapy putting people and horses together that can help people suffering from a variety of conditions. There are 6 sessions per week and there are opportunities for special needs groups, currently once per week. There is a sense that the facility fixes both animals and people and as such is a valuable resource not just for Dumfries and Galloway but for the wider region.
Creetown Initiative Support
Creetown Initiative will produce a Development Plan which will set out how the organisation should move forward. It will examine ways of increasing the centres long-term sustainability, how it might achieve its aspirations and it will also explore potential income streams.