ACRE Information Sheets

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) produce a number of Information Sheets for village & community halls. These cover a whole range of issues that management committees need to consider.

They can be purchased from Rural Action Derbyshire at a cost of £10 per sheet. 

To view the full list click on the link below.

ACRE Information Sheets Order Form (January 2024)

A selection of ACRE Model Documents are also available at a cost of £35.  Please use order form above.

The full list of publications available is below.

1. Planning fees for village halls [November 2020]
2. Parish council help for village halls [October 2021]
3. Providing services in village halls [April 2021]
4. Data protection for village halls and community buildings [April 2021]
5. Safeguarding [April 2021]
6. Village halls and registration for VAT [Sept 2022]
7. Village hall insurance cover [May 2021]
8. Storage in village halls [June 2021]
9. Entertainment in village halls (January 2016)
11. The Charities Act 2011 (February 2022) 
12. Village halls and car parks (Feb 2022) 
13. Grant making and support for community groups (May 2021) 
14. Asbestos (May 2015)
15. Health & safety legislation and village halls (December 2017)
17. Trustees – roles and responsibilities [June 2016] 
18. Village halls and VAT on building work and other purchases (Nov 2017)
19. Marketing your village hall [Jan 2016]
21. Overnight accommodation in village halls [April 2022] 
22. Managing employees and volunteers [December 2015] & addendum
23. Planning an extension refurbishment or new build village hall [Feb 2016]
24. Village halls, rates, waste and water [May 2015]
25. Making your village hall accessible (Under Review)
26. Coping with VAT on fuel and power supplies [April 2022]
27. Village halls and social clubs [Under Review]
28. Creating a business plan [Dec 2010]
29. Bingo in village halls [Jan 2011]
30. Village hall heating [Nov 2013]
31. Village hall flooring [Jan 2011]
32. Recruiting and retaining volunteers [Jan 2016]
33. Gaming and lotteries [Feb 2011]
34. Sale of goods in village halls [Feb 2011]
35. Trustee liability and trustee indemnity insurance [Sept 2013]
36. Village halls run by parish councils as sole trustee [Feb 2015]
37. Fire safety in village halls [April 2015]
38. Short guide to security in your village hall [May 2017]
39. Village halls and incorporation (Sept 2013)
40. Village halls, governing documents and title deeds (July 2021)
41. Accounting and village halls [May 2017]
42. Equality in village halls [2018]

ACRE Model Documents £35

Articles of Association for a Village Hall
Preliminary Declaration of Trust
Occupational Licence
Lease of land and trust deed - Charity Commission approved
Transfer of freehold land and trust deed – Charity Commission approved
Model Hiring Agreement – 2016
Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Constitution for a village hall – Charity Commission approved - 2021
Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Constitution and Lease for a village hall – Charity Commission approved - 2021