Archive of: Village Halls
The dedicated band of specialist advisers who support England’s 10,000 rural village halls are holding their annual training event in Stratford-Upon-Avon next month.
A raft of cuts in red tape will make it easier for village halls to be the social heart of their communities, says leading rural network ACRE.
A Home Office ruling on licensing fees is being hailed as a victory for England’s network of 10,000 village halls.
Village halls are being urged to make their views known on a new form of licence which will allow community groups and small businesses to sell small amounts of alcohol over a year for a ‘small fee’.
12 million hours of volunteering, £11m of renovations and 38.6 million cups of tea
This week, David Cameron agreed with the charity Friends of the Elderly who said more needed to be done to get older people online so they are able to pay bills, shop and communicate through the internet in order to avoid isolation and loneliness.
ACRE has joined forces with the Charity Commission as part of a new online initiative to help charities who own community buildings.
Leading rural network ACRE has been reawarded the contract to manage a £700,000 Defra loan fund for rural community buildings.