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Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week –  commencing on Mon 31 Oct 2016 Worried about keeping warm this winter or hoping to save money on your fuel bills?  CRCC is back once again as a Gold Partner for Big Energy Saving Week 2016, which is a joint project between Citizens Advice, Government and...

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Free Energy Saving Workshops

CRCC is offering FREE energy advice sessions, with the aim of taking some of the worry out of household bills and giving positive, practical support, helping people to save money. CRCC has specially trained Big Energy Saving Network advisers available to run sessions adapted to...

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Volunteer Teams

Volunteer Cornwall is working with Cornwall Council and other local businesses to organise employer supported volunteering. This takes the form of teams of staff given an additional day off work in order to volunteer in their local community. Whilst some people take the opportunity to...

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Charity Property Survey

admin March 15, 2016 Consultation News No Comments

The Charity Commission is working with the Ethical Property Foundation (EPF) to identify the key issues that are currently affecting charities in England and Wales with regard to the property that they own, lease or rent. In particular the commission and the EPF would like to know:...

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Pensions and Auto Enrolment Seminar

Are you a Community Organisation that employs people? Are you aware, under the government auto-enrolment scheme, as an organisation you are required to enrol members of staff onto a pension scheme?   CRCC is keen to ensure that community organisations in Cornwall are aware of the...

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Cornish halls help Yorkshire village

admin December 18, 2015 Consultation News No Comments

Instead of ‘deck the halls’, it’s been ‘help the hall’ for several communities in Cornwall! As we reported in our last newsletter, sadly Wheldrake Village Hall, lost its roof in the storms.  A normally thriving hall located in a beautiful Yorkshire village near York, has been reduced...

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CCPFA Promotion Event

Essential event for all Town and Parish Councillors with Playing Fields/Recreation Grounds to maintain.

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Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

The Cornwall Rural Community Charity has been approached by Devon & Cornwall Liaison & Diversion Service, who want to hear from anyone in Cornwall who has been through the criminal justice system and who has mental ill-health. Interested individuals would be asked to take part...

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Charity Commission: New Consultation To Introduce Technology To Open Up Charity Accounts

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities, and the Financial Reporting Council are today launching a consultation that marks the first step towards enabling charities to file digital accounts with the commission, and thereby make charity data more accessible....

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The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme has been officially launched. Running from 2014-2020, this programme of European funding builds on the previous Objective One and Convergence Programmes. It is hoped that the €600m Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have received from...

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Mid Cornwall Halls networking event

admin September 17, 2015 Consultation News Opportunities No Comments

Don’t miss out on the second Mid-Cornwall halls networking event… October 19th 2015 6:30pm start till 8:30pm Penwithick (venue to be announced when you have booked) The evening is a chance to meet with other people managing village halls, community centres and other...

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Food Standards Agency: seeking views on new guidance on community and charity food provision

admin September 2, 2015 Advice and guidance Consultation No Comments

The Food Standards Agency are seeking views on there draft revised guidance for organisers of charity and community food provision about the application of EU food hygiene law. The original guidance was issued in July 2013. It is being revised so it stays relevant and helpful for...

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Bring Back The Old Charity Commission Website!

Legal firm Withers launched on 25 July 2015 a 38 Degrees campaign, calling on the Charity Commission and the Government Digital Service (responsible for Gov.uk) to reinstate the old Charity Commission website. PLEASE SIGN IT, at tinyurl.com/0j7853v! In a previous article on governance...

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New training workshops for hall committees

Following the success of our workshops earlier this year we are pleased to announce the next series of Business Planning and Trustee Induction sessions. Feedback from previous sessions: Thanks for advice, guidance, ideas and documents – well presented. Illogan Preschool We need...

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Technical Issues in Charity Law

On 20 March 2015 a consultation paper was published on technical issues in charity law. This project originated from our Eleventh Programme of Law Reform.  Part of the project is a review of the procedures by which charities governed by Royal Charter and by Act of Parliament amend...

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Survey to Uncover Rural Crime Impact

A National survey aims to uncover the impact of crime and anti-social behaviour on rural communities. The biggest ever rural survey into crime and anti-social behaviour seeks to find out how the police can better serve rural communities. It is being conducted by the National Rural...

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Managing a sustainable community building

On Thursday 14th May CRCC held a joint event with Big Lottery to support community organisations with a building related project. The aim was to demonstrate what types of projects can attract funding from the Reaching Communities, Buildings programme and how to make a strong...

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Entertainment In Village Halls

A raft of cuts in red tape will make it easier for village halls to be the social heart of their communities, says CRCC. The charity says major changes to Government regulations on entertainment licensing, which come fully into force from April 6, have reduced the burden on community...

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Cinema For All

Cinema for All SWG, previously known as the South West Group of the British Federation of Film Societies, represents and supports over 70 Film Societies and Community Cinemas in the region. It is organised by a small team of volunteers who have experience in running their own venues...

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Gain an advantage for Big Lottery funding

                    Taking place on Thusday 14th May, at the Exchange in Wadebridge, CRCC are inviting local groups, that are thinking about or are in the process of submitting an application to Big Lottery’s Reaching...

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Vital Venues funded training for hall committees

Vital Venues is pleased to announce ‘Trustee Induction’ and ‘Business Planning’ workshops funded by Awards for All to support volunteers who manage village halls, community centres and other community buildings.     The Trustee Induction Workshop...

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Community Owned Energy

        CRCC is teaming up with Communities for Renewables CIC  – a social enterprise that helps proactive communities to generate their own energy – to investigate how we can help community buildings in Cornwall become hubs for new local energy enterprises....

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Showing How Vital Our Venues Are

Claire Hurley October 7, 2014 Consultation News Volunteering No Comments

     A new survey of village halls has highlighted the crucial work carried out by community centre volunteers in the region. Released by the Action with Communities in Rural England (Acre) report has used information provided by committees across the country to paint a picture of...

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Residents to Fight Charity Commission Over Hall Ownership

An interesting article in the Western Morning News last week details how a determined band of local residents are deep into a campaign to preserve the local village hall for community use. Built over 70 years ago with funds raised by the Kelly Bray Women’s Institute, the village...

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Community Buildings Checker

Are you a community group or organisation considering a new build community housing or buildings project and want to see whether it has the potential to be viable? Local groups taking on community building projects are now able to test their ideas using the new Community Buildings...

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DCMS call for Evidence on Lotteries

admin July 31, 2014 Consultation Government No Comments

DCMS Select Committee has issued a Call for Evidence on Society Lotteries. Whilst this is aimed at National Lottery and Health Lottery any recommendations coming from the Committee could possbily impact on the small society and private lotteries run by village hall committees and other...

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Village SOS: ACRE want your views

admin July 21, 2014 Consultation No Comments

Village SOS is delivered by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) and its group of partners and is funded by the Big Lottery fund. The ACRE Network and its Village SOS partners are trusted local voices with a track record of helping rural communities to find innovative...

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Charity Commission consultation on Annual Return 2015

The Charity Commission is consulting with charities on proposals to next year’s Annual Return The key proposal most likely to affect many community buildings: Requiring charities with incomes between £10,000 and £500,000 to provide key financial information At present, only...

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Your Voice Your Vision – Have Your Say !

Village halls Reminder! Your voice your vision The BIG Lottery is consulting on how it should be spending its funds. The consultation is online and requires you to sign in:   http://yourvoiceourvision.org.uk/ Click on the link above you will be taken to the page where you will see...

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DECC – Support For Community Energy Projects

Consultation description The Community Energy Strategy set out the main barriers to community energy activity and the actions that needed to be taken to help realise the potential of community energy. This consultation takes forward two actions in relation to renewable electricity...

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