Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Sign a petition to support rural communities

The Government is currently considering the removal of funding for the ACRE network.

ACRE is a nationwide network of rural community councils which funds, leads or enables thousands of projects to help people tackle the challenges they face – from lack of affordable homes, broadband or public transport to supporting the young, the elderly and the most vulnerable in our society.

Funding from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to the network helps to lever in a significant amount of additional funding – providing value-for-money for the communities it serves. ACRE is also a principal source of funding for ACT (Action for Communities in Cumbria) which helped the Parish Plan Steering Group hugely in developing Natland’s new Parish Plan last year.

Click here to sign an e-petition to the government to continue supporting ACRE and community action in England: