The Village SOS campaign, a £1.4m Big Lottery Fund funded initiative which supported a wide range of projects right across the UK has now ended.
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Well, I’ve been at ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) for four months now, and it’s been busy to say the least!
Rural residents who want make a real difference in their community are being urged to sign up to the Village SOS campaign.
A £1.4m nationwide campaign to inspire people who want to make a real difference in their rural communities will be launched with two flagship events in February.
This week, David Cameron agreed with the charity Friends of the Elderly who said more needed to be done to get older people online so they are able to pay bills, shop and communicate through the internet in order to avoid isolation and loneliness.
The deadline has been extended on a national survey which will help to shape a new programme of support for rural social enterprises through Village SOS.
ACRE is urging rural communities to help it design a new programme of support for community enterprises in rural areas across the UK.
ACRE has welcomed the Government’s announcement of £20m funding boost for post offices that serve remote, rural communities.