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Managing a community facility during COVID-19

​Throughout COVID-19 we are continuing to provide remote support to people managing village halls and other community buildings. We also continue to work on behalf of the Leicestershire and Rutland PFA to advise on the management of playing fields and other outdoor facilities. To support this work we've gathered together some information and resources that should help you to manage your facility appropriately during this time.

 

We're updating the information on this page as frequently as possible however things are changing rapidly as the situation continues to develop and availability of the services, information and resources may change.

Guidance for village halls and community buildings

RCC Guidance Sheet - Advice for village halls and community buildings during COVID-19

An advice sheet prepared by our community buildings specialist with key details to help you safely manage your facility in line with Government measures and guidance.


 

Re-opening village halls and community buildings

ACRE Guidance Sheet - Re-opening Village and Community Halls - Opening for Pre-Schools

This guidance is provided for village hall management committees. It is not a substitute for Government guidance or professional or legal advice


 

Information sheets and model documents for village halls and community buildings

Information sheets and model documents

www.ruralcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Village-Hall-Advice-Sheets-and-Model-Documents.pdf

During the coronavirus outbreak we are providing free access to all our village hall information sheets and model documents.

A list of available documents is available via the link above or by clicking here.

If you require a copy of any of the documents, please e-mail us via info@ruralcc.org.uk quoting the document reference number and the name and location of your facility.


 

Guidance for village halls and other charities on meetings, AGMs and reporting

Charity Commission

www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector

Guidance from the Charity Commission for village halls and other charities concerned about meetings, AGMS and reporting during the coronavirus outbreak.


 

Funding available to community facilities during the outbreak

ACRE - Village Hall Eligibility for Government Support

http://www.ruralcc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ACRE-guidance-on-eligibility-for-government-support-for-halls-2.4.20.pdf 

A summary document prepared by ACRE setting our eligibility for support from Government for village halls and similar rural community buildings


Charities Aid Foundation - Coronavirus Emergency Fund

www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

CAF has launched this rapid response fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help charities to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK.


Sport England - Community Emergency Fund

www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund

Funding to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.


 

Other useful guidance and resources for community facilities during the outbreak

NCVO - Coronavirus Guidance

www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus

NCVO guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the covid-19 pandemic including information to help you decide what steps you and your organisation need to take.