ACRE are pleased to be managing a grant fund on behalf of Defra to support the modernisation and improvement of rural community buildings.

A £3 million fund was originally announced by government in May 2022 to mark Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and in the 2024 Spring Budget, this was uplifted by a further £5 million. In 2023, over £1 million was awarded to groups with ambitious projects, many of which were concerned with improving the energy efficiency of buildings.

Funding opportunities - There are currently two grant schemes available to village halls.

Main Grants Scheme £7,500 - £75,000 and Small Grant Scheme £2,000 - £5,000

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