Village Hall Network

Developing your knowledge and skills levels is vital for village hall volunteers and management committees. Please get in touch to sign up to a training or learning event!

Book now for the Growing Enterprising Communities event, bringing together people active in community learning and development to look at enterprising approaches.

  • Location: Three Villages Hall, Arrochar
  • Date: Sat 18 May 2019
  • Time: 10.30am – 3pm
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact:E:  T:01463 871219

This Social Enterprise Academy programme in partnership with the Community Partnership is open to a wide range of people, including those working in learning centres, youth work, outdoor activities, libraries, as well as those addressing specific issues or running facilities like community and village halls. It is broad sector, facing common challenges around financial viability and increasing demands on services. There’s an opportunity to work in new ways, generating more income and with it independence.

Book your FREE place!

Join us to explore these ‘enterprising approaches’ and how they can sit alongside voluntary and grant-base work, enabling more great work to happen.

Sharing experiences and thinking about options for your organisation

The ‘Community Learning and Development’ sector is finding funding hard to come by.  Some organisations have tried new approaches to enable their work to continue, despite the current financial climate.  This day is about sharing those experiences and giving you the space to think about options for your own organisation.

What will you get out of this programme?

  • Look at ways to grow your work in the community
  • Hear from people who have found enterprising solutions to funding challenges
  • Share experiences with your peers from across the north of Scotland
  • Carry out action planning for your own work

Who is it for?

The day is open to anyone supporting or enabling people/communities to learn or develop.

Further details

Lorna Jamieson


T: 01463 871219

Social Enterprise Academy Hub in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park area – coming soon!

In partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy, we are looking to develop a Social Enterprise Academy Hub here in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to support you in the successful running and management of your community venue.

The hub once developed would:

  • Develop training programmes on developing, managing and up scaling your trading enterprise for charities, village halls and social enterprises;
  • Deliver specialist training to social enterprise practitioners and leaders including Leadership programmes;
  • Develop courses on all aspects of social enterprise management;
  • Develop courses and support structures for young social entrepreneurs;
  • Identify and train local tutors employed to deliver Social Enterprise Academy approved courses.

SEA Hub – Learning Programmes

Project Activities

The LEADER funded Social Enterprise Academy Hub project will support a part time Business Development Manager post and a part time Learning Coordinator post which will both support the delivery of SEA programmes and establish a new income stream for the Community Partnership.

SEA Facts  Read on to learn more about the Social Enterprise Academy’s approach and methodology to learning.

If your village hall would be interested in attending any of the courses as part of your Village Halls future development please get in touch by dropping an email to E: or calling us 01389 722 639 / 01389 722 134.