Village halls, rural community hubs and buildings: The size, scale, scope and potential of these community business

This report explores the size, scale, scope, potential and future pipeline of community business amongst village halls, rural community hubs and buildings in North Yorkshire and County Durham.

Using survey and interview methodologies, the authors found that far more of their sample of village halls, rural community hubs and buildings were community businesses than was previously estimated. They also found that village halls had little knowledge and resonance with the term ‘community business’ for a range of reasons.

This report was produced by Community First Yorkshire and Durham Community Action who successfully won funding from Power to Change’s open call for research grants.