Appointment of new trustees

We are seeking to appoint new Trustees. This could be your chance to use your expertise and experience to help shape our Charity’s future and support the communities of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Cambridgeshire ACRE is a successful independent Charity located in central Ely. It serves rural communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, providing a wide range of services, activities and practical help and support. We play a key role in leading and facilitating partnerships between public, private and community sectors, aligning efforts and achieving grant investment which has a positive impact for local communities. Our work includes running the village hall advice service; working with Town and Parish Councils so they can plan their futures and unlock the potential of their communities; delivering rural housing and supporting neighbourhood planning; delivering cultural, conservation, tourism and heritage programmes to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough a better place to live, work and visit; managing EU funding programmes investing in businesses and communities enabling the rural economy to thrive. Our work with rural communities has supported many generations to take greater responsibility for the development of their town or parish. We believe that communities have huge capacity and potential to improve the places in which they live, with the right support.

Over the last years we have achieved a great deal but there is still work to do. We’re looking for new people to join us who can use their skills and experience to contribute to the charity’s governance, strategic direction and business effectiveness.

The role is not remunerated but out-of-pocket expenses will be paid. There will be a minimum of 6 days per annum for attending board meetings, meetings and events, but there are other opportunities to become further involved with the charity’s work if desired.

Further information about our work can be found at www.cambsacre.org.uk.

We would very much like to hear from anyone who considers this might be the right opportunity for them to give something back to their community. For further information and to arrange an informal chat, please contact Kirsten Bennett, Chief Executive via kirsten.bennett@cambsacre.org.uk.

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Free community building training event – book today to secure a place.

Hiring agreement training

As a management committee would you like to know more about hiring arrangements and licencing policies?  This could be just the course for you!

The event will enable Trustees to have a better understanding of the importance of having a strong hiring agreement for users in place and also an appreciation of licencing policies relating to their venues. This session is open to all management committee members so they will have the confidence to return to their hall/building and check they have the correct policies and procedures in place.

Topics covered by this course

  • Hire Agreements
  • Legislation affecting halls
  • Music licencing
  • Premises licencing

Spaces are limited so we are encouraging people to book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Have you signed up to the new ‘Support Cambridgeshire 4 Community’ funding portal?

Funding portal

Not only can you do individual funding searches but you can also sign up for funding alerts allowing you to receive email notifications if new funding opportunities arise which match your search requirements. Why not give it a try and take a look around the website, just click on the link below and you never know you may find just what you have been looking for!

http://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/supportcambs

 

 

Would you like to know more about recruiting and retaining volunteers?

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I am often asked by village hall trustees about how to recruit new volunteers, well this may be just the training session you are looking for!

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers 7 July 10:00– 16:00 at Arkenstall Village Centre, Haddenham CB6 3XD

This session will support you to find out what you need to have in place to recruit, support, retain and manage your volunteers. You’ll also be given a detailed resource pack.

This session is perfect for anyone responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers. Experienced volunteer managers will get the chance to review their current systems and explore best practice. Less experienced managers will gain the information and confidence they need to develop or start implementing volunteer policies.

Delegates will: 

  • Learn how to develop or update a recruitment strategy 
  • Gain an understanding of different methods of recruitment 
  • Learn best practice in engagement, support and management of volunteers including developing key policies 
  • Gain an understanding of what motivates volunteers and contributes to retention

The session will be led by Chris Trevorrow, CCVS Development Worker. Places are FREE for voluntary and community groups Book here.

Bookings are subject to the Support Cambridgeshire cancellation policy.