Much more than just bricks and mortar

With over 250 halls underpinning rural community life in Derbyshire, we have a wide variety of heritage in our community halls which range from Village Halls, Church Halls and Club Houses to former Miners' Welfare Institutes, Town Halls and Community Centres.

We estimate there are around 2,500 voluntary trustees with a responsibility for managing community halls across Derbyhsire, who will at some point require a level of specialist support.

What we offer

The advisory service operates a consultancy service offering individual enquiries on a one-to-one basis. 

Initial FREE support:

  • Basic advice and information by email, telephone and on our website
  • Regular email updates on relevant topics
  • E-bullentin on village and community hall issues
  • Advice on utilities purchasing and insurance
  • Networking opportunities to share ideas and best practice.

Make an Enquiry

Consultancy service includes:

  • Governance advice (RAD holds copies of may historical hall govering documents such as Conveyances, Indentures, Trust Deeds and Leases)
  • Access to face to face advice and information
  • Specialist training
  • Support with securing and improving community facilities
  • Hallmark Quality Standards Scheme & Good Management Healthcheck
  • Funding advice and support for funding applications
  • Legal advice
  • Expert advice
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies
  • Range of other relevant issues

Charges for Services & Resources 

These rates apply for services such as a visit to a hall (including travel time), attend committee meetings or public meetings, consultation, research, advice on capital projects etc.

  • Consultancy hourly rate - £50 + VAT
  • Half Day - £150 + VAT
  • Full day - £300 + VAT 

Travel expenses will also be applied.

ACRE Information Sheets, Model Documents and other publications for village halls are listed here.