We now have a membership of 76 village halls or similar community buildings in the north of the county and neighbouring areas. You can view the members’ list here. The annual subscription is still only £10 per year and has been kept at this level since we started 15 years ago.
Membership subscriptions are due in June of each year and the year runs from June 1st to May 31 of the following year. We would be very grateful if you would confirm with your Treasurer that you have paid for the current year. If not please ask them to contact the NNVHC Secretary – his details are provided on the subscription form.
The Consortium’s purpose is to act in the interests of halls and promote their effectiveness and success. To discover in more detail the advantages of membership, please go to this file.
Income Survey 2021 Community buildings in rural Northumberland are predominantly small because they tend to serve small populations. Their gross incomes, obtained from the publicly accessible Charity Commission site, can be downloaded here. You will notice a wide range in incomes, from under £5000 to over £80,000. The higher figures are often influenced by additional funding obtained for one-off building improvements so we have tended to look more closely at the median figure – the income the hall in the middle of a list of all the member halls has received. In 2021 this was £16330 about 40% more than the figure of £11685 declared in 2020. During a period when many halls were shut due to Covid this must have been influenced by the availability of Covid Grants as well as some large scale capital improvements being carried out funded by outside sources.
Photograph: Etal Village Hall