Cambridgeshire ACRE plans to re-launch the Hallmark Quality Standard for community buildings in Cambridgeshire.
Hallmark is a nationally-recognised quality standard village halls and community buildings. Many halls in Cambridgeshire are already operating to a high standard of administration and management, however achieving the Hallmark standard will give halls an independent assessment of their hall so they can have confidence that their hall is well-run when assessed against nationally-set benchmarks. The awards recognise the commitment and enthusiasm management committees bring to running their community facilities.
There are three levels to the Scheme, undertaken in sequence:
Hallmark One checks charitable administration and management;
Hallmark Two checks health and safety, security and licences; and
Hallmark Three checks community involvement, social awareness and forward planning.
The checks are carried out by independent ‘visitors’ from other village halls in Cambridgeshire.
Did you know: Norris and Fisher insurance company give a 5% discount for all Hallmark halls (level 1, 2 or 3).
Full details of how the scheme will operate locally are still under development. We intend to communicate these, once they are agreed, to all halls in the County.
In the meantime, if you would be interested in becoming a Hallmark visitor, or if you would like to express an interest in your hall working towards the first Hallmark level, then please get in contact with Lisa Chambers, Community Facilities Development Officer, using the details on the Contact Us page for the latest information on when the scheme will launch.
This webpage will be updated in due course once full information is available.