Village halls across the country will be able to become more secure and energy efficient by accessing a slice of a £3 million fund announced a few months ago by the UK government.
Village hall committees are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms.
Over the past few years, village halls across the country have spent money on substantial projects funded by grants. The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding comes from a combination of charity reserves, fundraising, local authority funding and other grants such as the National Lottery Community Fund
The application must be a village hall or similar rural community building and a registered charity. New build projects will not be eligible to apply to the fund due to their high costs and long timescales.
The grant funding will be managed by ACRE on behalf of Defra and advice and support to potential applicants will be provided through the ACRE network. Applicants can apply for grants by following this link.
HeatingSave HESM – Delivering easier, more streamlined building management for village halls
The Hall Energy & Security Management (HESM) system manufactured by HeatingSave is a complete turn-key system that replaces your existing heating time clock to provide your building with an inexpensive all-in-one Energy Management, Room Booking and Security Access Control System.
Based on the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, a Government-approved energy cost reduction system, HESM comes with loads of additional features delivering incredible value for money.
The built-in Room Booking Software, for example, offers exceptional functionality, as it allows users of halls and buildings to thoroughly control booking logistics, quotations, deposits, collection of monies and manage accounts using nothing more than their Browser and an Internet connection.
The system also incorporates a complete Smart Card-based Security Access Control System and provides support for smoke and fire alarms, a built in intruder alert system and the capacity to integrate seamlessly with existing Room Booking systems.
If you’d like to find out more about the HESM system from HeatingSave, please contact us or Book a Demo and our experts will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.