Donations, Legacies and Fundraising

It costs over £160,000 a year to provide riding and carriage driving for our participants and to maintain our facilities. As a self-funded charity, we set our riding and driving fees to cover approximately 40% of what it costs to put on these sessions, so we also need to raise money in a variety of ways.

We regularly apply to grant making trusts, hold fundraising events and hire-out our facilities when these are not being used by the charity. We also welcome donations and legacies from individuals and organisations.

A big thank you to all our generous supporters, donors and fundraisers that help to raise the money needed to continue our work and enable our riders to benefit from their weekly riding sessions. Our Benefits of Riding page explains what can be achieved with the help of your donations.

Donating could not be easier:

Online Giving

You can donate quickly and easily by using the donate button on the website.


If you would rather send a cheque, please make it payable to Barrow Farm RDA and send it to:

The Office, Barrow Farm RDA, Blackmore Road, Highwood, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 3QR

Regular Giving

If you would like to make a regular gift email your name and address to and we will provide our bank details.

Gift Aid

Increase the value of your donation at no extra cost to you. If you are a tax payer, the government’s Gift Aid scheme means that Barrow Farm is able to reclaim the tax paid on your donation – so a £10 donation would actually be worth £12.80. If you would like us to claim back the tax on any donation you make to Barrow Farm please use our Gift Aid Form.

A Legacy in your Will

If this is something you would like to consider and arrange, you will need to give to the solicitor who is drafting your will our address which is:

Barrow Farm RDA, Blackmore Road, Highwood, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 3QR

Registered Charity Number: 1139280

Organising a Fundraising Event

Are you a member of a local youth group, at a local school, scout group, golf club, round table, or other local community group and would like to organise a fund raising event for us this would be much appreciated. We can come and talk to your group if you are interested in finding out more about us. Please call us on 01277 822927 or email us on to discuss your ideas and plans. You can find our fundraising pages on Just Giving.