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Supporting halls since 1924

Rural Action Derbyshire has a proud record of providing specialist support, information and advice to village and community halls across Derbyshire since 1924.

With our local knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by rural communities, we help those volunteers who manage community buildings to make them safe, attractive, sustainable and welcoming.

RAD is an advisory and support service dedicated to championing local village halls and community buildings. We offer a variety of specialist services including practical support and advice, training, regular updates for members, access to a variety of resources including a website, newsletters and Information Sheets.

Why will halls have to pay for this service now?

The way RAD is funded has changed over the years with more of our work now funded by grants to deliver projects. We do not have specific funding to deliver the specialist support that village halls and community buildings require. To continue to offer this service and to develop the services available we are launching a new membership scheme.

Track record of expert advice

RAD, as a member of the ACRE Network, has access to a wide range of model documents and policies for halls which are kept up to date which cover all aspects of running a hall in these challenging times.

RAD is the only organisation in Derbyshire to have the expert knowledge and experience of supporting village halls for nearly a century. We hold copies of many historical village hall governing documents (Conveyances, Indentures, Trust Deeds and Leases) which can be an invaluable resource for those halls unsure of their governance structure.

The membership scheme for Derbyshire Village Halls & Community Buildings will provide:

  • 50% discount on tickets for training and events
  • 25% discount on ACRE Information Sheets, Model Documents and more
  • 25% discount on virtual (online) 121 consultancy
  • 20% discount on in-person 121 consultancy
  • Advice* and information by email, telephone and on our website
  • Access to updates, legislation changes, funding, training and more
  • Full access to regular ‘members only’ newsletters
  • Full access to ‘members only’ digital resources
  • Networking opportunities to share ideas and best practice

* Any in depth queries that require research or further support will be treated as consultancy at the membership discounted rate.

We are also developing a Corporate Partners offer and a Trade & Business Directory for halls to access a wide range of services, exclusive to RAD members.

Annual Membership Prices - Early Bird Rate Extended

We understand the difficulties that halls are currently facing, therefore we have extended the cheaper rate of membership for an extra month. We want you to be able to use our excellence on village halls as members of ACRE's village halls expertise.

If you join before 31st May 2022: £50 + VAT = £60 per year (excellent value at only £1.15 pw)

Joining from 1st June 2022: £75 + VAT = £90 per year (still excellent value at £1.73 pw)

If you want to be the first to know when it's been available to join, please register your interest below. If you have any queries please contact Skye Peat at [email protected].

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In addition to accessing support for your hall, you will automatically be a RAD member with the following benefits:

  • Be first to hear about campaigns, appeals, news and events
  • Give us feedback on our services
  • Help spread the word about the fantastic work we do
  • Be a voice for rural Derbyshire and help us speak up for rural communities
  • Vote at our AGM
  • Stand for election as a Trustee/Director