National village and community hall census launched
We want to hear from all kinds of community buildings…
…traditional village halls as well as community centres, sports pavilions, church halls, churches providing community use, Scout and Guide Halls, Women’s Institute halls, and community pubs providing meeting rooms.
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 community halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees, and to ensure the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support. Action Hampshire is working with ACRE to get the survey completed by as many organisations as possible in the Hampshire area.
You can see a preview of all the survey questions and an instruction sheet here on ACRE’s website, then a direct link to the survey is below.
The survey is not just for rural halls this time, as there’s a question early in the survey asking roughly how many people live in the area served by your building.
ACRE’s previous surveys carried out in 1988, 1998 and 2009 paved the way for essential licence changes, informing policy, and securing the recent £3m Village Hall Improvement Grant fund which, it 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.
Information and survey
The deadline for responding has been extended to Monday 20 April. If you have any questions about the survey, please call ACRE on 01285 653477 or email [email protected]
Many thanks for your help and support!