Community First Yorkshire provides community buildings and parish councils with a variety of help – from support and advice to direct consultancy work or neighbourhood and community-led planning.
We host events throughout the year aimed at encouraging village halls, community centres, organisations and parish councils to network and co-operate with one another to reach mutual goals. This could be the collaborative sharing of ideas, initiatives, information or contacts. By participating in our networking events, you can get the best answer to your questions quickly and easily, directly from volunteers and organisations concerned with the same issues as you.
Read more about our work supporting community buildings.
Safeguarding for village halls and community buildings
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Community First Yorkshire promotes good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout Yorkshire. We want to make sure that the voluntary management committees that run halls and community buildings in Yorkshire have the knowledge and confidence to provide a safe environment for all.
We want to improve the awareness of the importance of safeguarding, provide advice and examples of best practice to ensure management committees fully understand their responsibilities and current legislation around safeguarding, and have appropriate and proportionate policies and procedures in place.
We have put together information, template policies and procedures, useful safeguarding links and training information all in one place for you here.