Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG)

We have been advised that Local Authorities won’t be contacting Halls and Community Buildings directly about the process of applying for funding to which they are eligible via the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG).  This information was sent out to all members of the WNCBC on 14th April 2020. There is, however, a very …

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Village Halls National Survey – Closing Date Extended to End of April 2020

A message from Louise Currie (CAN): “Before the outbreak of Covid-19, I sent out a link to all halls to encourage them to complete the National Village Halls Survey.  It’s undertaken every 10 years, by ACRE and has been open now for a couple of months. Last time it was undertaken, we were proud that …

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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 …

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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 …

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#VillageHalls Week: 22nd – 28th January 2019

January 22nd to 28th 2019, will see the second, national #VillageHallsWeek taking place, helping to raise the profile of some 11,000 vitally important halls/community buildings right across the country. The first celebration week was trending all over social media last year and many halls in Northumberland got involved, by hosting special events and activities which …

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