ACRE supports appropriate development in rural areas, especially the provision of affordable housing, so that communities can thrive.
Rural Housing Enablers (RHEs) work to secure affordable housing for local people in rural communities. This provides life changing opportunities for local families, and at the same time, helps to sustain rural communities by supporting local services such as schools, shops and pubs.
In this blog we consider the growing interest in a collective approach to delivering genuinely affordable housing in rural areas, through the provision of Community-Led Housing.
The reason to look at Neighbourhood Plans in this blog is because this week is Rural Housing Week and it’s important to consider how communities can engage with and take on some of the responsibility of delivering housing, which is needed locally.
Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising.
Day 3 of Small Charity Week is ‘Policy Day’ and the aim is to encourage small charities to ‘raise their profile and engage with influencers’. ACRE’s Network of Village and Community Halls provides an opportunity for volunteers managing small charitable halls to do just that.
As Volunteers Week 2017 comes to a close, ACRE wanted to take the time to say one final THANK-YOU to all volunteers, who are making England’s rural communities such vibrant and cohesive places to live.
Staff at ACRE Network organisations identify funding, support volunteers and encourage partners to work together for the benefit of rural communities; they play an extremely valuable role and one to be celebrated during Volunteers Week.
Across England there are residents giving up their spare time on a weekly basis, in order to make their community a better place to live and today ACRE wants to focus on those who are providing a ‘voice’ for local residents.
Volunteers’ week is an opportunity for people to thank the tens of thousands of volunteers whose work behind the scenes in every community in the UK.