Resources for village hall volunteers

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) has produced an updated suite of seven essential documents for the volunteers who manage England’s 10,000 village halls.

The charity runs a national advice service for village halls, helping them to cut through red tape and stay on the right side of the law. The service is delivered through the 38 county-based rural community councils who make up the ACRE Network and is supported by AON (UK) Limited.

Electronic copies of the seven documents, which help volunteers to ensure their halls are well-managed, are available from Network members. For a small charge, ACRE can provide hard copies by post.

The seven documents are:

  • Transfer of Freehold Land and Trust Deed
  • Lease of Land and Trust Deed
  • Articles of Association for a Village Hall
  • CIO Constitution
  • Hiring Agreement
  • Preliminary Declaration of Trust
  • Occupational Licence

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