Village Hall Health Check

Is your building fit for purpose, your management arrangements robust and your documentation up to scratch? 

Find out from us through a friendly visit from us and a report based on your questions and our findings.

The idea grew out of us carrying out simple energy efficiency audits for halls wishing to cut their energy bills and find funding sources for new kit.

It turned out that as well as being very useful for energy issues – during the visit there were a wide range of village hall issues that halls raised and where help and advice proved helpful – even critical in some cases.

So now we offer a health check visit and report to village halls.  The health check will cover:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Income generation
  • The condition of the building and investment needs
  • Funding opportunities and bid issues
  • Governing documents and procedures
  • Hire conditions and rates
  • Insurance and Health and Safety
  • Licensing

AND

  • Anything else the management committee wishes to raise with us

The visit takes place at your convenience with all or key members of the management committee.  It takes a couple of hours and the report follows.  The report can be quoted as evidence in support of funding bids and can lead to new funding ideas too.

The cost is £125 for Community First members (£165 for non members) and is proving popular.  

We recommend that halls undertake this service every three years as a sensible way to keep their organisation and building fit for purpose and as easy as possible to run. 

It is good evidence to the community and bodies like the Parish Council and Charity Commission that the Management Committee are keeping up to date and seeking best practice in relation to their duties as trustees. 

If you would like more information or would like to book a visit don’t hesitate to contact us on:  richardt@comfirst.org.uk  or 01684 312734  or 07515 881231