Leading rural network ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) has appointed Jeanette Bates as its new Head of Business Development and Income Generation.
ACRE is urging rural communities to help it design a new programme of support for community enterprises in rural areas across the UK.
ACRE has received close to £1.4 million from the Big Lottery Fund to lead a nationwide partnership of eight organisations that will help and inspire rural communities across the UK to set up social enterprises.
Leading rural network ACRE has called for five key outcomes from a Commons inquiry into the delivery of the Government’s energy-saving initiatives for homes.
Leading rural network ACRE has been reawarded the contract to manage a £700,000 Defra loan fund for rural community buildings.
Renowned rural expert Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE has joined the board of trustees at ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).
Rural communities will suffer if plans by the Government to introduce a threshold for the provision of affordable homes on new developments go ahead, ACRE has warned.
The dedicated band of specialist advisers who support England’s 10,000 rural village halls are holding their annual training event in Exeter next week.
Scotland’s rural MPs are being urged to back a campaign to give village halls a voice in Parliament.
Village halls across England are being given extra time take part in an online survey which will paint a picture of the vital role they play at the heart of rural communities.