• Solar-powered village halls feasibility project update

    Posted 26th Jan 2022

    CAN is working in partnership with the Rural Design Centre (RDC) and the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) to support village halls and other community buildings in rural Northumberland on the journey towards net zero, saving on energy bills and becoming more energy resilient. — Read more.

  • Village Halls Week celebrations kick off in Northumberland

    Posted 24th Jan 2022

    Village Halls Week is taking place across the country from Monday 24 January – Sunday 30 January 2022 and will be the fifth incarnation of the popular annual campaign. — Read more.

  • Village halls have a role in digitally connecting communities says new research

    Posted 24th Jan 2022

    Village halls are aware of the need to become digitally connected and the role they can play as community digital hubs, according to research carried out by the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University and launched today at a Village Halls Week event held by CAN. — Read more.

  • CAN recruiting Energy Adviser

    Posted 11th May 2021

    CAN is recruiting a part-time Energy Adviser to provide advice and support to households, individuals and groups in rural Northumberland through the ‘Remote Northumberland Energy Advice’ project. — Read more.

  • Guest blog: Inspired by history - my visit to Northumberland Archives

    Posted 6th Jan 2022

    A recent trip to the Northumberland Archives inspired the following guest blog written by a volunteer from our Village Halls Heritage project. Alison Cowen from the Jubilee Hall in Newton by the Moor got to visit behind the scenes as part of a training session organised by CAN to learn how to research the history of village halls Over to you Alison! — Read more.