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.
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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.
Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising.
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.
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.
Following the release of the main political party’s General Election manifestos, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has published its ‘Election Asks’ highlighting the need for future Government Policy to be fully rural proofed.
ACRE has submitted a response which urges decision makers to ensure that the rural voice is heard and listened to, in respect of building in rural areas.
ACRE responds to the release of a new report from House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, called ‘Stronger charities for a stronger society’.
In January ACRE submitted a budget representation, urging the government to pledge £3 million in the Budget to refund the VAT paid by village halls.