Village halls small grants fund2024-06-03T11:01:13+00:00

Small grants for village halls

Grants up to £5,000 to help make modest improvements to rural community buildings in England such as boiler replacements, insulation, toilet upgrades and new kitchens

Please note the small grants scheme is currently closed for new applications

Alongside our main grants scheme for village halls, we are pleased to offer smaller grants to make it easier and quicker for groups make more modest improvements to buildings.  This is part of the Platinum Jubilee Village Halls Fund which was first announced in 2022 in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee.

Awards can be made to cover 20% of eligible project costs, up to a maximum amount of £5,000. The balance of funding for the works proposed must be in place, or at least confirmed within 6 weeks of making an application to small grants fund.

We recommend you only submit an application to the fund once the project is ready to proceed, and you have everything in place.

The fund is expected to stay open until December 2024, however it may be withdrawn before this.

How to apply

For more information, please contact ACRE at

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