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Norfolk Warm Hubs and ACRE Update

Warm Hubs and ACRE Update

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and Utility Aid have provided an update after their village hall and community buildings survey regarding the energy crisis. The full report and guidance can be found here.

Some key energy advice for village halls includes:

Energy Price Crisis: Update

We wanted to provide an update on the rise in energy costs, what support is available and a recent press release from Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE).

Support for Energy Crisis Campaign

This statement of support for our campaign to reduce the impact of rising energy costs on charities and charity properties comes from James Kearns, Chief Executive, BUILD and Chair, Community Action Norfolk

Volunteer Marketplace: July 2022

Community Action Norfolk, with the support of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, hosted a Volunteering Marketplace which took place last Thursday (14th July).

Cost of Living Support

Support that is available, both from central government and Norfolk County Council, to help with the cost of living increases. 

Launch of NHS Norfolk and Waveney, what does this mean?

 On Fri 1st July 2022, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group was replaced by a new organisation called NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) also known as NHS Norfolk and Waveney.   

New Energy Price Crisis Survey Announced

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) have created a survey with Utility Aid to better understand how the energy price rise is affecting Village Halls.

Energy Price Crisis: An Open Letter

As part of our campaign to raise awareness, and reduce the impact of, the energy crisis on Norfolk's voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector, we are sharing below our open letter to MPs, policy makers and key stakeholders.  You can find out more about our campaign here.

Loneliness Week 2022

Monday 13th June - Friday 17th June is National Loneliness Week as organised by The Marmalade Trust.

Three Holes Village Hall and the energy crisis

“Like all of you, the charity has been through the tough times of the Covid lockdowns and, just as some normality seemed to be returning, the costs of energy have risen so much that we are all struggling to find a way to keep up with them” 


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