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Village Hall free wifi policy: issue raised by ACRE member

“A hall has contacted me about providing free Wi-Fi. They would like users to be able to access what they wish on the web and there would be no firewall. They are concerned about potential copyright infringement and criminal acts by users (e.g. downloading inappropriate material)....

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Creating Local IT Hubs

We can support your community venue to apply for a Big Lottery Awards for All Grant (maximum of £10,000) which could then go towards paying for IT services, training, equipment, furniture and a new or improved broadband connection. We can help you write the grant application and check...

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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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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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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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A new and improved Hallmaster for 2015

  “We’ve listened to our Customers and giving them a new and improved Hallmaster for 2015”   If you are considering using, or perhaps already using the Hallmaster Booking and Invoicing System, then please take a moment to read on.. Since the first release of...

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Is it beneficial to have superfast broadband in your hall?

The Superfast Cornwall programme funded by the EU, Cornwall Council and BT and managed by Cornwall Development Company has been working with many village halls across Cornwall over the last few years to run IT courses for beginners and help local people learn how to use the Internet....

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Live online learning from the Big Lottery Fund

Join the Big Lottery in their new webinars. These are interactive seminars run over the internet presented and supported by informative Funding Officers from the Big Lottery Fund. Training is interactive and provides an opportunity for people to learn in a place that suits them without...

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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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Free professional advice available through Community Assist

Community Assist is open for applications and we want to hear from you if your organisation could benefit from free professional advice and accredited training. A range of professional advice and support is on offer and new businesses are being recruited each week.  The type of...

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Hall Booking Systems

Booking and Invoicing system through Hallmaster Hallmaster is delighted to announce its association with ACRE (National Communties of Rural England). ACRE has recently signed an agreement to promote the system for the year 1st April 2014 to 31 March 2015 and Hallmaster will attend the...

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Basic IT Training and Income for your Hall

Funded IT Training and Guaranteed Bookings As a community building if you are aware of 8-10 people (minimum 4/5) that would like to receive some basic IT Training for newcomers to computers, this will in turn give you a guaranteed booking for 6 weeks. Further details are below:...

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Insurance and Portable Appliance Testing

Martyn Ingram of Norris Fisher Insurance writes… We often have enquiries from committees asking how often insurers require their electronic items to be PAT tested.  This is a grey area and differs between insurers but often there are no strict requirements stipulated.   As...

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New Vital Venues partner- Avalon software

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Avalon Bookings Manager is a computer software program designed to help with the bookings administration for Halls, Rooms and Facilities for Hire. It is a versatile system that can be used to manage bookings, hirer database, invoicing and management reporting. The program is...

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Defra launched Rural Community Broadband Fund

This is funded by Defra and Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), and complements BDUK’s mainstream broadband rollout programme. The Fund enables the funding of superfast broadband projects in the most hard to reach areas in England, bringing superfast broadband to a greater number of...

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Microsoft Office for £15 and other IT solutions

Donations through CTX – Now you can afford to establish or upgrade your IT system Through this programme, eligible UK-based charities are able to request donated technology products from partners such as Microsoft, Symantec and Cisco. The products include operating system...

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