nethertonIn Northumberland Community Action Northumberland (CAN) is one of ACRE’s 38 Rural Community Council members. It, among other roles, advises village halls throughout the county about  a wealth of different issues – from governance to funding and everything inbetween.

Once on the CAN website, go to CAN Services then Community Buildings for more information. Louise Currie is CAN’s  Community Initiatives Officer specialising in support for village halls and parish councils.  Christine Nichols, now based at Belford, is the Community Development Officer covering the north of our area who can provide very useful information about how and where to seek funding.

 Photograph: Netherton Village hall