Government launches £3 million scheme to regenerate village halls

A £3 million fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country has been launched (5 April 2019) by the government. With more than 10,000 village halls across the country, these spaces provide vital hubs for communities to connect, collaborate and celebrate.

Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms.

The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding comes from a combination of charity reserves, fundraising, local authority funding and other grants such as the National Lottery Community Fund

For more information, please visit www.gov.uk