Over the four years the partners have made a step-change in the quality and sustainability of their infrastructure services. This has enabled them to help improve the performance and sustainability of the organisations that they have supported during the project, and continue to support now and into the future.
The partners have supported over 570 organisations through bespoke support including training sessions, seminars, workshops and group visits, based on the following:
Over the course of the project almost 50 organisations were supported to achieve a quality standard. Many fed back that as a result of the support, they had seen improvements in their operation, service delivery and / or sustainability:
BASIS "helped and supported us to gain a quality mark for our organisation. This helps us to show that the work that we deliver is up to standard and that shows external bodies that our organisation has appropriate management, quality assurance and operation practices. Thank you, you are all STARS for supporting our organisation over the years"
A wide range of resources were developed as part of the project including ACT's Workbooks for setting up and running and effective organisation. Other resources for youth organisations are available direct from Cumbria Youth Alliance and Young Cumbria.
This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on: preparing for re-opening; insurance; Test & Trace and collecting contact details; children &young people activities; playgrounds; and indoor gym & leisure facilities. It includes links to updated ACRE information, following Government Guidance and Regulatory change. Please also read the previous 2, 11, 16 June and 3 July Updates.
This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on: preparing for re-opening, indoor sport, and use by schools and holiday/after school clubs. It includes links to updated ACRE information, following recent Government guidance issued. Please also read the previous 2, 11 and 16 June Updates.
This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on: preparing for re-opening; indoor markets; places of worship; and ventilation systems. Please also read the previous 2 June and 11 June Updates.
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) - the rural and community development charity for the county – has been working with the team behind the Cumbria Village Halls Network to support them in reaching over 100 members. The Network is hosted on Facebook and provides a forum where the volunteer hall committees can come together, and learn from each other, share best practice and keep up to date.
With the fast-moving events around managing COVID-19 this has proved to be invaluable to those managing village halls across Cumbria. ACT is encouraging all village halls in the county to join and take advantage of the benefits of being part of this virtual community.
This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on possible re-opening; sport and recreation facilities; working with user groups; insurance, and converting ticket refunds and subscriptions into Gift Aid donations. Please also read the previous 2 June Update.
This article contains information for village halls and community buildings on possible re-opening dates; activities in and outside your hall; and financial assistance to help with loss of income.
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