Consultancy and Partnership Working

Community Buildings are often at the heart of rural communities and have the potential to address issues that local people face in accessing services that are taken for granted in urban areas, whether this is due to distance from main stream services such as health and education, or due to the closure of services closer to home such as post offices, shops, pubs and village schools.

CAN is able to offer support to those community buildings which are seeking to become more enterprising in serving their local community by:

  • Offering consultancy services to community buildings which are seeking to develop, including help with consulting local people, project development, budgeting and fundraising, setting up new systems, policies and procedures.   Wherever possible we seek funding to enable us to keep the cost of these services to community buildings to a minimum and currently we are able to offer support through the Village SOS progamme.  
  • Developing a range of countywide initiatives which we aim to deliver in partnership with community buildings - for instance our Warm Hubs scheme.  These initiatives offer community buildings support to deliver tried and tested projects within their own community, minimising the work and costs of setting up, and enabling them to share ideas and good practice across the county. 

For more details or to discuss your consultancy needs, please contact Louise Currie