About WVHA

The Wiltshire Village Halls Association (WVHA) is managed by Community First. We support Village Halls and Community Buildings throughout Wiltshire and Swindon, by offering a variety of services including support and advice, news and information, access to members only resources and a WVHA Hall profile to advertise and promote your hall to the public.

The service is supported by the Village Halls & Community Buildings Advisor at Community First and a representative panel of former WVHA Executive members, who are a group of volunteers that act as a peer support group for halls and assist Community First in promoting the service.

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Contact: Helen Akiyama

Email: hakiyama@communityfirst.org.uk

Tel: 01380 732823

Benefits of Membership

Networking & Peer Support

Opportunities for networking and peer support to exchange good practice to ensure high standards of management.

Promote your hall through our website

Our website allows members to promote their halls by creating an online profile to include general information about the hall and the facilities available.

Chance to become Hallmark registered

Opportunity to achieve the National Quality Status Award Scheme for halls (Hallmark) with Wiltshire Village Hall Association members acting as peer assessors.

Free Community First membership

Free membership of Community First, an organisation with over fifty years’ experience in supporting the community, local councils and village halls. Community First employs the Village Halls and Community Buildings Advisor.

Access to Resources

WVHA members gain full access to members only resources including ACRE information sheets.

Regular Information Bulletins

WVHA members will receive regular email bulletins which contain information about funding, training, governance and policy relevant to Village Halls and Community Buildings.

Individual Advice & Support

As a WVHA member you can access Individual advice and support from the Village Hall and Community Buildings Advisor.

WVHA Example Newsletter

Example WVHA members newsletter



per annum

For halls or buildings with an income < £5k per year



per annum

For halls or buildings with an income > £5k per year