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What we do

RCCE works to ensure all affiliated village halls and community buildings in Essex are provided with encouragement and support in their management.  

RCCE Village Halls and Community Buildings Advice Service aims to:   
    Ensure all village halls/ community centres are well run 
    Encourage and support hall redevelopment projects 
    Provide grant funding advice 
    Provide information and advice on running a hall charity in your local community 
    Provide advice and information on all aspects of village hall and community building management  

RCCE runs the Hallmark Scheme, a nationally recognised quality standards scheme for Village Halls and Community Buildings.

RCCE carries out Energy Efficiency Audits of Village Halls and Community Buildings, providing a report and recommendations on how to reduce energy useage and costs.

RCCE undertakes surveys and consultations to provide feedback to ACRE and Government on certain issues that concern members, particularly to provide a case for additional funding for Village Halls and Community Buildings.  

We hold an annual Village Halls and Community Building Conference, which is open to all village halls, community buildings, parish councils and parties interested rural community development.  

Our dedicated Village Hall & Community Buildings Adviser is available to attend meetings at your hall, provide advice and discuss specific issues/projects as appropriate