England’s 10,000 village halls rely on more than 12 million hours of volunteering each year to deliver their vital role at the heart of rural communities, a new survey* has revealed.
The survey, by leading rural network ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), showed volunteers who run classes and events put in 2.5 million hours annually. That’s on top of the estimated 9.6 million hours clocked up by management committees....
Quick Test is holding a PAT testing training course in Great Barr Birmingham on Tuesday 14th October at 1.30pm.
We have recently worked with Dorset Village Halls Association and Surrey Community Action to enable their village hall members to carry out their own PAT testing, something which many organisations don’t realise they can do.
For many organisations carrying out their own PAT testing can be more convenient and cost effective.
Provision for the elderly in our Communities must be at the forefront of our minds as their local Village Hall or Community Centre maybe the only contact they have available to them for Social interaction within the Community says AGE UK.
Social activities, Lunch clubs, Classes including Fit for the Future - a fitness network that provides the opportunity for social interaction, as well as exercises to help stay fit and well. This has reached more than 38,000 older people...
Launch of Warwickshire County Council Rugby Area Councillors' Grant Fund 2014/15
Warwickshire County Council Councillors' Fund (for Admirals Division, Caldecott Division and Lawford & New Bilton Division, Rugby Town East Division, Rugby Town North Division) is now open for applications. Read more about Rugby Area Councillors' Grant...
South Warwickshire Fundraisers’ Forum (SWFF)
"Funding strategies and the work of Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership (WREP)"
Thursday, 16th October 2014 at Hill Close Gardens, Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF
9.30 am Tea/Coffee and Registration
9.45 am Welcome and Introductions - Andrea Clark, Group Funding and Development, WCAVARead more...
WCC has launched the Community Computers scheme again this year. 125 laptops are available countywide to:
a) Locally based community or voluntary organisations, including Parish and Town councils. b) Small-scale groups who have little or no IT equipment and can show how it will be used to grow their organisation. c) Groups who do not have significant reserves or other resources