Village Halls Week 2022: Innovating for the future
Monday 24 January – Sunday 30th January 2022
Village Halls Week is a national campaign from ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England, of which Rural Kent is a member organisation) shining a spotlight on the contribution England’s 10,000+ village halls make to rural communities. It is an opportunity for hall management committees to celebrate their work and get inspiration from others.
2022 marks the fifth annual campaign and will challenge halls to do something different and innovate for the future.
Community buildings can play a leading role in shaping a better future. During the week, the campaign encourages halls to pledge to do something different – whether by extending their offer to their community, reducing their impact on the environment or becoming more financially sustainable.
To find out how you can get involved and support the campaign visit: https://acre.org.uk/our-work/village-halls-week
Rural Kent’s series of free online events during Village Halls Week
Sign up for the following talks and networking events to celebrate #VillageHallsWeek in Kent & Medway (all on zoom):
Monday 24th January:
2.00 to 3.30pm: Social Media for Village & Community Halls
Kirsty McHattie, Rural Kent’s Communications guru, will talk about what social media can do for your hall, with Barham, Headcorn and Benenden village halls providing examples
Wednesday 26th January:
2.00 to 3.30 pm: How to run a successful film club
Lenham Village Hall will tell you everything you need to know – equipment needs, costs, set up, management and licensing requirements – for running a successful community film club
Thursday 27th January:
10.30 to 12.00: What to expect from a professional energy audit
Matt Morris, Low Carbon Consultant, will explain what an energy audit involves and the recommendations it might make, including renewables and cost savings
12.15 to 1pm: How Crowd Funding can help you fund your energy project
Kathryn Holland from SpaceHive explains how crowd funding can help leverage funds from other organisations, eg KCC, Veolia
(Note: there is one link for both presentations, but if you only want to attend the second presentation, you can join at 12.15.)
Friday 28th January:
10.00 to 10.45: Hallmaster on-line booking system for community halls
Hallmaster will show you how this popular booking system works
11.15 to 12.45: The role of the village hall treasurer
Ernie Taylor, Accountant and Treasurer of Chilham Village Hall demystifies this important role. Useful for treasurers and other committee members who want to understand what treasurers do.
(Note: there is one link for both presentations, but if you only want to attend the second presentation, you can join at 11.15.)