Village Halls Publications

Community First members Model Documents can be provided. Information Sheets can be sent to you free of charge as PDF files via email. We will check your membership status and email the information usually the same day. Postage will be charged at £5.

Non Members please see the price list below. Sheets will be sent to you by post or via email on receipt of your cheque.

To order copies of these publications contact the Community Buildings Team at Community First on 01684 312734 or email richardt@comfirst.org.uk


Please give us the title of the publication, and the name of your community building.

Cheques should be made payable to “Community First” and sent to:

Community First,
First Floor, Unit 3 Harmac House,
Chequers Close,
Enigma Business Park,
Malvern,
WR14 1PG

  • Model Documents £35 each, £10 to members.
  • Village Hall Good Management Toolkit
  • Model Hiring Agreement
  • Model Rules for Village Halls
  • Model Constitution Document: A for Freehold Properties
  • Model Constitution Document: B for Leasehold Properties

Village Halls Information Sheets £12 each. Free to members.

  •  1. Planning Fees for Village Halls
  •  2. Parish Council Help for Village Halls
  •  3. Providing Services in Village Halls
  •  4. Funding Trusts for Village Halls and Community Centres
  •  5. Village Halls, Children and Young People
  •  6. Village Halls and registration for VAT
  •  7. Village Halls Insurance Cover
  •  8. Storage in Village Halls
  •  9. The Village Hall and its Premises Licence
  • 10. Alcohol in Village Halls
  • 11.The Charities Act 1992 & 1993 - 2006
  • 13. The Performing Rights Society -Music Licence Charges
  • 14. Asbestos
  • 15. Health & Safety Legislation and Village Halls
  • 16. How Green  is your village hall?
  • 17. Trustees - Roles and Responsibilities
  • 18. Village Halls and VAT on Building Work and Other Purchases
  • 19. Marketing your village hall
  • 20. Health and Hygiene in Village Halls
  • 21. Overnight Accommodation in Village Halls
  • 22. Managing employees and volunteers
  • 23. Steps for funding the fabric of community buildings
  • 24. Village Halls and Payment of Rates
  • 25. Accessibility in Village Halls
  • 26. Coping with VAT on Fuel and Power
  • 27. Village Halls and social clubs
  • 28. Creating a  Business Plan
  • 29. Bingo in Village Halls
  • 30. Village Hall: Heating
  • 31. Recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • 33. Gaming and Lotteries
  • 34. Sale of Goods
  • 35. Trustee Liability and Trustee Indemnity Insurance
  • 36. Village Halls run by Parish Councils as Sole Trustees
  • 37. Fire Safety in Village Halls
  • 38. Short guide to security in Village Halls
  • 39. Village Halls and Incorporation
  • 40. Village Halls and their governing documents
  • 41. Accounting and Village Halls
  • 42. Equality in Village Halls