Village Halls

Village Halls

We support people running - or hoping to run - every type of community building: village halls, parish halls, community centres and churches reaching out to a wider community. The community buildings advisory service is operated by Richard Timney who is available to provide information, advice and support on the phone, via email, through written material and visits.

Village Halls

The aim is to cover every aspect of running and developing community facilities. If we don’t know the answer we will offer signposting to the people who do. We can help provide:

  • Up to date advice and information about all the rules and regulations governing the provision of public facilities and how to apply them.
  • Advice and interpretation on all the complexities of complying with charity law and governing documents; access to legal advice where needed.
  • Everything a committee needs to carry out successful fundraising; where the sources of funding are, what to apply for, how to apply.
  • Expertise on how to reduce running costs: everything from how to insulate and how to heat to the potential for shopping around, bulk purchase and trusted traders.
  • Advice, support and skills for committees seeking to increase local involvement, to run better, happier meetings.
  • Access to networks of support and information in their surrounding communities.
  • Proactive campaigns to build more activities in village halls and sharing best practice ideas to strengthen the group.

Contact us:

Richard Timney  Community Buildings Development Officer Tel 01684 312734 mobile 07515 881231 email

Garway Village Hall Awarded £717,900

Garway villagers have received lottery funding for a new village hall and community resource.The £717,900 grant will see around 800 people in the area benefit from the new adult social services, a cafe and a community centre. The existing village hall which has served the community since the 1920s is to be replaced with a new community centre “for the 21st century”. The new centre will be a Passivhaus design to minimise running costs. It will provide a bright airy space with a café, bar and kitchen, health and social care outreach centre, live entertainment and sports facilities which will make the centre a hub for the community now and for many generations to come.  Community First supported Garway Village Hall’s successful bid.

Garway villagers get lottery funding for a new village hall and community resource.The £717,000 grant will see around 800 people in the area benefit from the new adult social services, a cafe and a community centre.More from 6am.

Posted by BBC Hereford & Worcester on Monday, 9 November 2015

Developed in close conjunction with village hall committee members, Hallmaster is designed to alleviate the common problems village volunteers have in managing their bookings and invoices.   Hallmaster easily integrates into village hall websites, promoting real-time online availability and current events to a wider audience, and therefore generates much needed self-funding.  Hallmaster's agreement with ACRE means that its members will now get a discount each year off the annual fee when they sign up to use the Hallmaster system.  For more informaiton and supporting brochures contact, call 01929 509846 or e mail


Aon is offering insurance for village halls and community buildings at a discounted rate of 30% off their standard rates until 31st December 2014.  Click here to view their flyer.

Find Village Halls

Click this link to view a map of Village Halls in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  The map is not a comprehensive list, if you would like us to add your hall please get in touch and we will be happy to do so.