Platinum Jubilee Village Halls Improvement Grant Fund

A new 3-million-pound Village Halls fund was recently announced to co-inside with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Details need to be finalised before the fund goes live, however, our Community Buildings Advisor, Kate, has completed a list of Q & A’s below that may be
helpful.

Q. Who can apply for the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund?
A. Groups responsible for village halls in England may be eligible to apply for the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Grant Fund. Full details of the application process and the eligibility criteria will be published shortly.


Q. What can the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund be used for?
A. The Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Grant Fund is intended to support the modernisation and restoration of village halls across England. Full details of the application process and the eligibility criteria will be published shortly.
It’s expected that the fund will support capital improvements, such as:
• Extensions and internal reconfigurations
• New roof and roof refurbishment which includes insulation
• Improvements that help to increase energy efficiency
• Refurbishment of toilets and kitchens
• Damp proofing
• Installation of Wi-Fi
• Guttering, repointing, and drainage
• Replacement of external and/or internal doors


Q. When can I apply for the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund?
A. Further detail of when the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Grant Fund will be launched will be announced later this year.

Q. How can I apply for the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund?
A. Groups responsible for village halls in England may be eligible to apply for the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Grant Fund. Full details of the application process and the eligibility criteria and will be announced later this year.

Q. How will this impact rural communities?
A. This fund will have a positive impact on rural communities, restoring these facilities will ensure that local people can continue to benefit from them well into the future.

Q. Where is the funding available?
A. The fund will be open to applications from village halls based in England

Q. Which halls will benefit?
A. The eligibility criteria and all funding information will be announced shortly.

Q. Why 125 halls?
A. This is an estimated figure based on the number supported through the current fund – it may be dependent on the applications that come in and the final criteria that are agreed.
Full details of the application process and the eligibility criteria for village halls wishing to apply for the fund are yet to be released by the government. In the meantime, our national body Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is recommending halls complete a short form to register their interest and be kept informed about developments.

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