Gloucestershire Rural Community Council


Professional advice and support for Gloucestershire’s communities

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Community Buildings

GRCC offers a professional specialist service directly to the volunteers who manage and run community buildings in their villages/neighbourhoods.

Managing a village hall or community centre/building demands a wide range of skills to meet the ever-changing requirements set by local authorities and national legislation.

The GRCC service provides a wide range of practical help, advice and support to management committee members, parish councils and those interested in the support of their community venue, including:

  • Providing an online database of village halls and community centres across the county accessible to outside agencies and individuals wishing to book a hall
  • Training, advice and support on developing a business plan and on sustainability
  • Funding advice
  • Project management advice
  • Advice on charity law and other legal issues
  • Support, templates and training on a range of issues including, health & safety, risk assessments, fire safety, food hygiene etc
  • Organising regular Village & Community Hall Network Events free for hall management committee members to attend
  • Advising on community consultation
  • There are a number of Information Sheets covering a wide range of issues which are free to village and community halls available directly from the GRCC. Please contact Barbara Pond for more information.

GRCC also acts as a conduit for government consultation and cascades relevant changes in the law concerning village and community halls.

Contact Barbara Pond, Community Assets and Enterprise Adviser on 01452 528491 or via email -


Information Sheets covering a wide variety of topics are available to managment committee members by getting in touch with Barbara Pond at the GRCC - 01452 528491 or A list of information sheets available can be found by clicking here.