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Community Buildings

Community Buildings come in all shapes and sizes but all provide an important hub for community life.

Here are some links relating to community buildings that you may find useful.

Action Hampshire offers a Community Building Advice Service including information and guidance for people who run community buildings, including village halls, community centres, social clubs, church halls and other buildings available for hire by groups or individuals.
Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is a Village and Community Halls Network that, through a network of skilled advisors, provide support for the 80,000 volunteers who run halls and similar rural community buildings, such as church halls and community centres.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Councils’ Connected Communities team work with the volunteers that are responsible for the management of all council owned facilities. A directory of village halls and community centres in the borough can be found on their website.
The Charities Facilities Management Group is an informal network for people who look after property and facilities in the voluntary sector. Their mission is to strengthen the voluntary sector by promoting good practice in property management and facilities management.
The Charity Commission Land, Property and Assets section in Setting up and running a charity provides detailed guidance that ranges from managing charity assets and resources to selling or leasing land or property.
Land Aid’s Free Property Advice programme for charities connects a network of property industry partners with charities in need of pro bono advice. This is aimed at organisations working with the disadvantaged and socially excluded in the UK.

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