Opportunity for WNCBC Members

Opportunity for WNCBC Members to access a free Renewable Energy Feasibility Study in your Halls and Community Buildings. Towards the end of February, Austin Iliffe (Whitley Chapel Parish Hall) contacted WNCBC to say that he had been made aware of potential grants available to halls and community buildings from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) …

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Updates to Guidance Notes for opening Village Halls

ACRE has just released the revised update for re-opening village halls/community buildings.  It has been updated in line with all the Government Guidance that is currently available. No doubt there will be further changes in due course…so please keep checking the ACRE and CAN websites for further information as the guidance notes are updated as …

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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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