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Village Halls Week

Village Halls Week is a national campaign in January each year, shining a spotlight on the contribution England’s 10,000+ village halls make to rural communities. It is an opportunity for hall management committees to celebrate their work and get inspiration from others.

Cumbria’s village halls first joined together for Village Halls Week in January 2018, to celebrate the vital role they play in sustaining rural communities. Subsequent years have seen further events gathering Cumbria’s volunteers together.

The annual week-long celebration, organised by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) and the ACRE Network – England’s largest network of rural community support organisations – is to say a collective “thank you” to all volunteers who work tirelessly to keep community buildings and village halls open for the benefit of local residents.

Village Halls Week 2022: Innovating for the future

Monday 24th – Sunday 30th January

Our fifth annual campaign will challenge halls to do something different and innovate for the future.

Halls do much to improve life for local residents, often providing the only local space where people gather, combating loneliness, and delivering a wide range of activities and services.

But in these precarious times, community buildings can play a leading role in shaping a better future. During the week, we will be encouraging halls to pledge to do something different – whether that be extending their offer to their community, reducing their impact on the environment or becoming more financially sustainable.

Find out more about How to get involved in Village Halls Week 2022

Download a campaign pack from the ACRE website, where you’ll find this year’s logo, posters, pledge cards and social media images. Don’t forget to use #VillageHallsWeek #CumbrianHalls in your posts and link to us @ACTCumbria on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact us at ACT with details of events and activities in your hall during Village Halls Week. You don’t have to put on a special event; you can just celebrate what you’re already doing.