Under-insurance. Is it time to get a valuation for your hall?

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Thanks to Cambridgeshire ACRE for this.

This week I attended the national ACRE conference for Village Halls Advisors.  This event brings together all the advisors from across the country to share knowledge and best practice, as well as hearing speakers from various organisation to increase our understanding and knowledge to support community buildings in our areas.

One of our speakers at the conference covered valuation of community buildings and the risk involved in under-insurance of your facilities.  I have attached here two documents which may be of interest to trustees.

Desktop Valuation FAQ

Desktop Valuation – ACRE

For further information of this service you can also take a look on the Norris and Fisher website.  For our members we also provide a comprehensive information sheet on insurance matters, to access a copy either login to the members area on our main website or drop me a line and I can email you a copy.



Free Guide to Data protection

2040 information law blog

Last September, I was on holiday in Greece, full of the joys of ancient architecture, sunshine and Greek food. I decided that having spent too much of my time having a pop at charities and fundraisers and the Institute of Fundraising, I would do that thing that people always tell negative smart-arses like me to do. WHY DON’T YOU DO SOMETHING HELPFUL INSTEAD OF SNIPING FROM THE SIDELINES. I decided that they had a point.

I decided to write a clear, plain English guide to fundraising and charities based largely on the first data protection principle, setting out what Data Protection really requires from Data Protection. I wrote a blog asking for questions that charities and fundraisers really wanted the answers to, planning to write the guide over Christmas and publish it in January. Initially, I had lofty ideas for something interactive, but it came to nothing, so a guide to DP…

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Do you know a trade hero?


Jewson’s are offering the opportunity for a trade hero to win £50,000 to support a community project.New for 2017 is the Trade Hero category, which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their community. Whether it’s a roofer who has fixed a leak in the village hall or a builder who has supported a local children’s charity – they want to find these individuals. The Trade Hero will win £50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete a worthy community project. Are you a Trade Hero? Tell them what you would do with £50,000 worth of building materials for your community.

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Writing a good funding application

writing good fund 26 aprilDate: Wed 26 April 2017

Time: 9:45am – 1:15pm

Venue: Arkenstall Village Centre, Haddenham CB6 3XD

Eventbrite - Writing Good Funding Applications

This half day event has been specifically designed to provide the essentials in making a funding application for small and medium sized voluntary community groups

The course will identify good practice and help develop the skills and knowledge focusing on:

  • Understanding what the funders want to see in an application
  • Identifying the key features of successful funding applications by using case studies and group work
  • Evidencing the need for your project and developing measurable & achievable outcomes
  • How to Monitor and evaluate the success of your project

The Course is led by Alan Turner – Development Worker for CCVS

This course is FREE to any community or voluntary group in Cambridgeshire and to Parish and Town Councils

By booking on this course you agree to the CCVS cancellation policy

Eventbrite - Writing Good Funding Applications

If you have any problems please contact us on 01223 464696 or email enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk

Registration is limited to two bookings per member organisation only.

Writing a good funding application – 26/04/2017 9:45am