Vital Venues

Save Money

To help save you money, Vital Venues has created partnerships with a range of suppliers for the main goods and services required by community buildings.

We will continue to find more ways of saving you money through exclusive discounts, sourcing the best deals on the market, co-ordinating bulk purchasing and other financial incentives.  We would like to hear how much money you have saved by being a member of Vital Venues and new suggestions of where you would like to save more money.

With hundreds of pounds worth of savings and discounts to choose from we’re confident that every Community Building can save double the membership fee year after year.

Suggestions of where you would like to focus our attention will always be welcome.  You can email us.

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Energy

Cornwall+ Energy Group

Vital Venues has teamed up with LSI Independent Utility Brokers to help community building committees save money on electricity and gas.

LSI state, “As a result of our in-depth analysis, clients are guaranteed to obtain the best prices in the utility market. In the majority of cases, we organise group buying schemes with numerous suppliers. Our clients would not be able to match these offers due to the fact that we are conducting a much higher volume of overall business”.

For more information click here.

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Procurement

The Consortium

10% discount on purchases available for Vital Venues members only

The Consortium (www.theconsortium.co.uk) is pleased to bring excellent value for your purchasing requirements in partnership with Vital Venues.

This year we are celebrating both our 40th anniversary and also winning Education Supplier of the Year Award for the second year running. The Consortium has excellent credentials and provides schools and communities with all the goods and services required to run your community buildings; from Stationery, Cleaning products and Furniture, to Energy, Food and Broadband contracts.

For more information on claiming your exclusive discount, click here.

Stage Systems

4% discount available for Vital Venues members only

Stage Systems design and supply a variety of staging, sound, lighting, retractable seating and tiering solutions that help utilise space with portable and versatile stage products that are strong, easy to construct and compact to store.

A choice of stage kits, stock items and bespoke designs are available in portable stages, modular staging, temporary or more permanent staging.  The lightweight designs can create different heights for performances in village halls, community centres and churches.

For more information on claiming your exclusive discount, click here.

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Insurance

Aon

As the UK’s largest insurance broker we are doing all we can to secure the right protection for you at a competitive price.

Reassuringly, Aon has been working with Village Halls and Community Buildings for over 40 years. So with the help of our dedicated team, their unrivalled knowledge and our relationship with ACRE and RCAN (Aon is the ‘Principal Sponsors’), we offer policies that are comprehensive and flexible.

For more information please click here.

Allied Westminster-  VillageGuard

5% discount on insurance available for Vital Venues members

We market the only totally bespoke Village Hall insurance policy, exclusively available to Village Halls in the United Kingdom. Our VillageGuard policy has a significant percentage of Village Hall assets across the country insured through Allied Westminster.

We have built a substantial and growing client base through our ability to offer extremely competitive premiums for Village Halls right across the United Kingdom. This has been achieved not at the expense of quality of cover or the service provided, but rather through the careful and considered low-risk element that village halls represent.

For more information on claiming your exclusive discount, click here.

Bluefin

10% discount on insurance available for Vital Venues members 

There are over 170,000 charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK providing a huge range of services and facilities.  What they have in common is the need for specialist insurance advice and access to a range of property and liability insurance products designed to meet their own particular requirements.  Bluefin is a specialist insurance broker that has been providing insurance solutions for charities for over 40 years and now look after around 3,000 charity clients including some of the biggest names in the sector. We have access to all leading insurers and design specialist charity insurance programmes to provide the wide-ranging cover at competitive premiums.

For more information on claiming your exclusive discount, click here.

Norris & Fisher (insurance)

5% discount on insurance available for Vital Venues members 

Norris and Fisher (Insurance Brokers) Ltd provide quotes on various types of commercial and personal insurance.  We strive to provide our clients with the confidence and certainty to pursue their objectives delivering timely, effective and insightful service to all our clients wherever they may be. Already specialising in the insurance markets for Charity & Voluntary Organisations, Norris and Fisher are now also providing Independent Broker facilities for Village & Community Hall insurance.

For more information on claiming your exclusive discount, click here.

Insure Your village Hall

10% discount on insurance available for Vital Venues members logo-01-2-3

One of the most frequently asked questions from village halls is ‘how do I know how much to insure our building for?’ Insure Your Village Hall can help. We offer a wide range of cover, personal service, discounts, for Hallmark Accreditation and free building valuations. By providing halls with a valuation we not only give them the reassurance that their building is correctly insured but we also remove any chance of a claim not being met in full.   

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Architect Services

Arco 2

Reduced rate for Vital Venues members

ARCO2 Architecture Ltd will undertake a Feasibility Study, which will include the following information:

– Initial meeting/Site visit
– Development of an initial brief
– Community meeting
– A sketch proposal consisting of proposed plans
– Artists impression
– Budget cost estimate
– Advise on any restrictions
– Timescales

D3 Architects

Reduced rate for Vital Venues members

D3 Architects from Truro cover the whole of Cornwall for both commercial and domestic clients.  For a one-off fee of £110.00 (Vital Venues members only) D3 will visit your centre/site to discuss your requirements and needs.  Following that meeting D3 will produce a brief report indicating anticipated costs for consultants, permissions and construction as needed for your project.  D3 will also give advice on how to best achieve your requirements and how to proceed.  If you then choose to proceed with D3 Architects all required services would be performed at a reduced rate.  More information…

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Finance

Community Accounting Services Kernow (CASK)

Free consultation and 10% discount on any further work

CASK, is a social enterprise based in Cornwall offering an accounting service for charities and not- for-profit organisations in the South West.  Their mission is to help charities set up their financial and accounting systems to best suit their needs and resources available. It’s like having a Director of Finance just when you need one. CASK offer excellent value for money, enabling you to spend more on your charitable work.

For more information on claiming your exclusive discount, click here.

Vital Venues, Interest Free Small Loans

Exclusive to members

Vital Venues can offer members interest free loans of up to £3,000.

For more information, click here.

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Resources

ACRE Information Sheets

As a member you will have over £200 worth of management resources free to download whenever you need them.  Plus 25% discount off all other ACRE publications. For more details please see our ‘Save Time’ page.

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Available for members and non-members

ACRE, Community Buildings Loans Fund

Competitive rates set by DEFRA to assist Community Buildings with capital projects.  For more information, click here.

 

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