The National Village and Community Halls Survey

National Village Hall Census launched!!

Community First are working with our national network member, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) to enable village halls to complete this comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls that takes place only once every ten years.

ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support.

ACRE wants to hear from all kinds of community buildings, the survey is aimed at traditional village halls as well as community centres, sports pavilions, church halls, churches providing community use, community centres, Miners Welfare Institutes, WI halls and community pubs providing meeting rooms.

ACRE’s previous surveys carried out in 1988, 1998 and 2009 paved the way for essential license changes, informing policy and securing the recent £3m improvement grant fund, which has been hinted by MP Robert Jenrick may continue “If we can provide the evidence.”

What do you need to do? Simply click the link below and help ACRE help you. 

Click here for the direct link to the survey