Share ideas with fellow trustees and managers


Running a community hall or centre can be lonely work.

If you’re the only paid staff member then a lot of the work and responsibility might be resting on your shoulders. If you’re a trustee then you might feel it’s up to you and your fellow committee members to keep things running, with very little help from the wider community. We can help.

Connect online

If your organisation is an Action Hampshire member, then you can use our online message board to connect and mutually support your peers across the county.

Would you like some pointers towards fire safety advisers, architects, or electricians? Do you have fundraising ideas and want to see how others have got on with similar events? Now you can – through our Basecamp account. Just email us and we’ll invite you to join.

Connect face to face

We work with the Councils of Voluntary Service and district / borough councils across Hampshire to run regular events where you can meet and share ideas with other people running community halls and centres.

There are meetings every 3 months or so in each part of the county, so make sure you are signed up for our email bulletins to get news of forthcoming events. Full listings are here (scroll down to ‘Community buildings forums’) and here’s what is coming up soon:

Weds 26 Jun, 10:00am-12 noon at Bursledon Brickworks Museum near Fareham
Email Rachel Webb at OneCommunity
Weds 26 Jun, 10:00am-1:00pm at 5th & 12th Gosport Scouts HQ, St Luke’s Road.
See Gosport Voluntary Action’s website or email Daniel Frampton
New Forest
Mon 10 Jun, 2:00-4:00pm at Brockenhurst Village Hall
Email Debbie Grace at Community First New Forest
Test Valley
Weds 26 Jun, 7:30-9:30pm – venue to be confirmed
Email Mandie Taylor at Test Valley Borough Council