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Norfolk's 450 village halls encouraged to ‘go green!’

Rural community buildings across the county will be considering how they can save energy and work with groups in their community to contribute to Net Zero this week as part of Village Halls Week.

Village Halls Week launch event on 18th March 2024

It’s Village Halls Week and this year's theme is all about how your community building can go green! 

Rural transport report urges government to prioritise rural connections to improve opportunities in the East

A new report from experts in the East calls for a rebalancing of transport policy and investment to accelerate improvements for rural communities and highlights the need for longer-term funding for all Local Authorities.

Winning The Rural Vote: The Imperative for Fair Funding.

Find out more about a campaign that seeks to address and correct the longstanding unequal resource allocation that has historically placed rural areas at a disadvantage.

West Norfolk VCSE Hub - Our Annual Hub Feedback Survey

Established to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in West Norfolk, the West Norfolk VCSE Hub has become a valuable forum for collaboration between organisations and the sharing of best practices.  The West Norfolk VCSE Hub aims to facilitate the following: 

VAT relief changes on certain energy-saving materials for charitable buildings

The Government has recently removed VAT on the installation of certain energy-saving materials for buildings used solely for a relevant charitable purpose.

New guidance for charities facing decisions about donations

The following information aims to help trustees make the best decision for their charity, by reminding them of the starting presumption under the law, whilst clarifying that other choices can be made so long as it is justified.

Only 1 in 6 rural councils have made use of key affordable housing option

Only a fraction of rural local planning authorities (17%) have made use of Rural Exception Sites, a mechanism introduced to boost the supply of affordable housing in rural areas, according to new research by University College London (UCL) on behalf of the Rural Housing Network.

Your voice, our future

Why Norfolk County Council's budget is so important to you and your charity.

Small Charities Showcase at The Forum, Norwich

 Following the success of the 2023 Norfolk Small Charities Showcase the Kearns Foundation have confirmed a second event on Saturday 22nd June at The Forum in Norwich.

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