The Hallmark scheme is administered and promoted by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) who are the national umbrella body for the charitable local development agencies.

Achieving the ACRE Standards demonstrates good practice in organisational management and service delivery.

Hurworth Village Hall is proud to be able to say that it achieved Hallmark 1 standards in 2010 and again in 2014. 

Hallmark 1 assesses whether the hall is complying with the requirements of its charitable status.

Hallmark 1 focuses on the management and administration of the charity. It concentrates on charity administration and management and looks for the basics required both by the trust deed and law.

Hallmark 1 also highlights good practice around hiring arrangements and booking procedures, insurance and maintenance of the hall.

The specific areas of performance are as follows:

•annual general meeting
•maintenance: outside the hall
•maintenance: inside the hall

With this award the Trustees are confident in offering the facilities to our regular and one-off users.  People making or enquiring about the Hall can also be confident of the facilities and services available.