Looking Forward in 2021
Join me for a cuppa and chat in the first of this year’s village and community halls cluster meetings. I have planned this session to coincide with the National Village Halls Week 2021.
Date: Wednesday 27th January 2021
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: online on Zoom
To book your place(s) please visit Eventbrite.
Celebrating 100 Years Together
Village Halls Week 2021, Monday 25 January – Friday 29 January 2021
Village Halls Week is a national celebration of the 10,000+ village halls which can be found across England.
Our 2021 campaign will be a celebration of how village halls are survivors. Many have been bringing people together in rural communities since the 1920s. And in the past year, the volunteers who manage these buildings have shown great determination and resilience in the face of Coronavirus, negotiating lockdowns and putting in place Covid Secure measures so they could continue supporting their local community.
For more information includind details of a series of online events, please visit the ACRE Village Halls Week webpage.
Funding for the groups that use your hall!
Please pass onto the groups that would normally book your hall, this will help them raise much needed funds, and in turn will help pay their hire fees when they start to use your hall again: Lincolnshire Community Foundation would like to invite existing small local community groups, charities and organisations across Lincolnshire to apply for up to £1,000.00 to support their future financial resilience, in particular where they’ve not been able to generate revenue, income or undertake fundraising activities because they had close due to the impact of Covid-19.
Village and Community Halls are unlikely to be elegible for this fund, particularly if you have had the £10,000 (or £25,000) last year and received further business grants. It really is for those groups that have not been able to do fundraising or only have small amounts in reserve.
For more information contact Lincolnshire Community Foundation
Opening your Hall Update
As we are now in a national lockdown, community centres and village halls must close except for a limited number of exempt activities, set out below. As always, the information below is our best understanding at today’s date and subject to changes in PHE regulations and Government Guidance.
Regualations effectively put all England into Tier 4 with a few strengthened provisions. The three key changes for areas already in Tier 4 are:
- That all outdoor sports courts and pitches and outdoor gyms have to close
- That supervised out of school activities for children can only serve children entitled to attend school i.e., vulnerable children and children of critical workers. The list of critical workers is wider than that of the Spring 2020 lockdown and now includes, for example, teachers
- A ban on sale of takeaway alcohol or through click and collect services
All updates are available from our Google Drive. Please also read the relevant Government webpage – this is updated regularly.
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