The 10 Year Survey of village halls and all type of community buildings has been launched by CRCC’s partner organisation, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE). CRCC is encouraging all of our community buildings to complete the survey. The results will play a crucial role in shaping services for these vital assets locally as well as at a national level and may help influence grant funding.
Rural Charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) releases a comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls once every ten years.
ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support.
ACRE wants to hear from all kinds of community buildings, the survey is aimed at traditional village halls as well as community centres, sports pavilions, church halls, churches providing community use, community centres, Miners Welfare Institutes, WI halls and community pubs providing meeting rooms.
ACRE’s previous surveys carried out in 1988, 1998 and 2009 paved the way for essential license changes, informing policy and securing the recent £3m improvement grant fund, which has been hinted by MP Robert Jenrick may continue “If we can provide the evidence.”
What do you need to do? Simply click the link below and help ACRE help you.
Get in touch
Please fill in this enquiry form* with some basic details about your group and the support you are looking for, which will allow us to check whether we can assist.
* It takes approx 10 minutes to complete the form. Response times can be between two and four weeks in busier periods.
Village Hall Improvement Fund
The Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund is now open to applications from village halls across England. The grant aims to help fund the updating and refurbishment of village halls so that they are fit for purpose and provide activities which seek to achieve one or more of the following outcomes for their communities:
- Improved health and well being / reduction in loneliness
- Demonstrates a positive impact on the environment
- Supports the local rural economy
The scheme will fund up to 20% of eligible costs, with a minimum grant of £10,000 and a maximum grant of £75,000 payable. This means overall scheme costs would be between £50,000 and £375,000.
Full details and further eligibility criteria can be found on the ACRE website.