Issued Mon 15 April 2019
The Autumn 2018 budget announced that, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available £3m grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.
The grant funding will be managed by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) on behalf of Defra, with support from ACRE Network members including ACT (ACTion with Communities in Cumbria). The grant aims to help fund the updating and refurbishment of village halls so that they are fit for purpose and provide activities which seek to achieve one or more of the following outcomes for their communities:
How much can be applied for?
The scheme will fund up to 20% of eligible costs, with a minimum grant of £10,000 and a maximum grant of £75,000 payable. This means overall scheme costs would be between £50,000 and £375,000.
What will be funded?
The following are examples of items of expenditure that could form part of your project. It is not an exhaustive list:
Full details and further eligibility criteria can be found on the ACRE website: http://acre.org.uk/our-work/village-hall-improvement-grant%20fund
You can also contact your local ACT Development Officer for support:
NORTH: Hellen Aitken email@example.com
SOUTH: Fran Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST: Gareth Douglas-Brown: Garethdouglasemail@example.com
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