What’s New at WNCBC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and advice below:

ACRE:  Advice for Village Halls and Community Buildings

WNCBC has been asked to share information from ACRE with its members – many of whom may be mindful of making sure they are doing the right thing with regards to their users and the law.  Please could you make sure that the information is made available to all your committee members, as it’s important everyone is working to the same guidelines.  The guidance sheets can be downloaded by clicking HERE

The Charity Commission:  Guidance for the Charity Sector

Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so the Charity Commission has set out its response to the most commonly asked questions.  The Charity Commission wants to assure charities that its approach to regulation during this uncertain period will be as flexible and pragmatic as possible in the public interest, whilst helping trustees to be aware of and think about the wider or longer impact of their decisions on their charity.   Please click HERE to go directly to the Charity Commission website.  The page will be updated with responses to further questions on an ongoing basis, so the information will be current as the situation continues.


West Northumberland Community Buildings Consortium (WNCBC) is a self-help group, run by its members for the benefit of all its members.   It was set up to represent all village halls and community buildings of any type within the West Northumberland area. It is run by a management committee which is made up of volunteers from within (or closely tied to) the committees of its own members halls, and is further supported by Community Action Northumberland (CAN), who provide it with an administrative and advisory function.
A full list of the benefits of membership can be found on the following pages.

WNCBC is registered with the Charity Commission – registration number 1168006.

You can view the information about WNCBC which is held by the Charity Commission here.

See where our members’ Halls are located on a map (to be available soon)