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.
Archive of: Rural communities
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’.
ACRE’s Honorary Legal Adviser, Jonathan Dawson, is stepping down after 20 years of providing advice, support and guidance for village halls and similar rural community buildings.
Leading rural network ACRE is calling on the next Government to scrap the ‘bedroom tax’ in rural communities with fewer than 3,000 people.
An independent review of the Government’s approach to ‘rural proofing’ policy has been welcomed by leading rural network ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).
The next Government is being urged to invest in alternative solutions for the isolated rural communities left behind by the national rollout of superfast broadband by BDUK.