Community Buildings & Village Halls

Community Buildings & Village Halls

CAN believes that a warm, comfortable and safe public meeting place is essential to community life and in rural areas, this role is provided by a wide range of voluntary run community buildings including village halls, Women’s Institute halls, church halls, scout huts, recreational pavilions, day centres and community centres.  


CAN's community buildings service offers a wide range of support and advice, practical help and resources, for trustees managing community buildings, including information about:

  • Trustees Roles and Responsibilities
  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Committee Procedure
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Charity Registration and Charity Law
  • Deeds and Leases
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Insurance
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Property Maintenance
  • Refurbishments and Rebuilds
  • Risk Assessments
  • Project Development
  • Fundraising

Our work with community buildings is strengthened by our links with ACRE and the national network of Rural Community Councils, which enables us to provide community buildings with high quality information sheets and other resources , and to offer local buildings the chance to achieve a nationally recognised quality standard:  'Hallmark'.  More details on the range of support available can be found in the further pages in this section

The service is led  by Louise Currie, Community Initiatives Officer, who can be contacted via our contact page or by calling 01670 517178