Help our village halls thrive
Community Action Northumberland (CAN) is calling on people to help their village halls thrive at the heart of their communities.
We are asking people to contribute towards funding the vital support service that CAN provides to village halls and community buildings across Northumberland - without which many could not survive.
Village halls offer a focal point for communities. They are places for groups to get together, children to play, people to learn new skills and family and friends to celebrate. They even offer a refuge in an emergency such as flooding.
But they need suport to survive. CAN provides a range of support to trustees and management committees of village halls - from health & safety and first aid training to advice on licensing and funding bids. All of this support helps village halls thrive.
There are around 250 village halls and community buildings across Northumberland offering vital facilities for residents and community groups. Some have been in place for many decades while others have been built more recently to bring communities together in rural areas where people can often become isolated.
CAN has been supporting village halls and community buildings since we were formed in 1951. The results are plain for all to see. We love our village halls and we want to ensure that CAN continues to be able to provide the support they need.
To do this we need your help. We have launched this crowdfunding campaign to help fund CAN's critical support services for village halls across Northumberland. Please make a contribution towards our service - and help village halls thrive in your communities.