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Defra has asked ACRE to develop a £3m fund for village halls.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

As promised here is the update from ACRE on the funding announced in the Budget.

£3m has been allocated to ACRE for distribution to village halls.

The funding aims to prioritise older buildings; helping with updating or adaptions to keep them fit for use so they may continue to provide a diverse range of activities for people in the community. This new fund is a great opportunity for several hall committees to apply for costs towards the refurbishment and alteration of their buildings. Funds won’t be available for new build halls. 

For more detail of how the fund will work and whether your hall may be eligible keep in contact with your local ACRE Network member.

If your village hall capital project needs an extra boost then find out how the Rural Community Buildings Loan Fund could help. More information here