ACRE supports appropriate development in rural areas, especially the provision of affordable housing, so that communities can thrive.
Archive of: 2017
Rural areas risk becoming ‘enclaves of the affluent’ unless the Government acts on pressing issues including the lack of affordable housing and the impact of austerity on local services, according to a coalition of 12 leading national organisations.
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.
ACRE is delighted to promote and offer our support to Small Charity Week, a week-long celebration of the many achievements of the UK’s small charity sector.
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.
ACRE is pleased to be working with The Phone Co-op to help increase the number of village halls and similar rural community buildings with a connection to broadband.