Rural News

If it's relevant to life in rural communities in Yorkshire, you'll find it here. We keep our eyes peeled for the latest news stories, policy developments, events, consultations and campaigns, and condense them into our regular News in Brief article. We also cover major stories in full where they are of key importance to the communities we work with.

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News Articles
09/11/2015 - 1:14pm

The National Village Halls Forum, which has provided a voice to around 90,000 volunteers running village and community halls throughout the country, is to fold after almost 35 years. Its annual meeting, which was to be hosted by Damien Green MP at Millbank in London last week, was cancelled at short notice.

19/10/2015 - 2:03pm

A round up of some of the latest news, policy developments, consultations and more that affect the communities we work in.

19/10/2015 - 11:14am

The Government has announced final details of the new LEADER programme, which will direct a total of £138m of funding to rural businesses and communities across England over the next five years.

14/10/2015 - 4:48pm

The latest news affecting rural communities, with links to further information and sources.

14/10/2015 - 4:25pm

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities, and the Financial Reporting Council are today launching a consultation that marks the first step towards enabling charities to file digital accounts with the commission, and thereby make charity data more accessible. The consultation closes on Tuesday 8 December 2015.