Much more than just bricks and mortar

With such a variety of community halls throughout Derbyshire, constituted and run in a variety of often complex ways, specialist support can make a very real difference.  

The majority of halls are run by volunteers who can only spare a limited amount of time each week. The committees are usually made up of local community volunteers with a range of skills and experience who between them manage the hall.  Our specialist support service, extensive range of Information Sheets, training seminars and annual conference help to provide the additional knowledge.

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-bulletin 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 many historical hall governing 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), attending 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. If you would like to order an Information Sheet, please contact Helena Stubbs at RAD.

Please click on the image below to view our leaflet.