Hallmark status

Hallmark Quality Standard



Have you heard about the Community Buildings Hallmark quality standard Scheme?

Developed by CCS and now a nationally recognised award, Hallmark level 1, 2 and 3 awards recognise good management and practice by the Community Building Management Committee.Community Buildings with the Hallmark award benefit recognition on funding applications both local and national grants as it evidences the high standard of the committee members and the merit of the hall and available to our Community Buildings members.

Hallmark definitions

This is how we define each Hallmark

1

Hallmark 1

Focuses on the management and administration of the charity

2

Hallmark 2

Focuses on health, safety, security, and licenses

3

Hallmark 3

Focuses on community, social awareness, communications, forward planning, and development

Assessment Process

Hallmark uses a system of trained peer visitors who use checklists to identify performance and provide external validation of achievement. These peer visitors are often active hall committee members who have been through the Hallmark Scheme themselves.

Applications

2023 Hallmark applications are now closed.  For more information on the scheme contact Robert Horn email: communitybuildings@somersetrcc.org.uk

We really appreciate the Hallmark Standard, it is great to have a framework to keep us ‘straight’ & helps our Trustees understand governance & other responsibilities, (& a discount from out insurer).

Appley Pavilion

Success for 19 Village Halls across Somerset in 2023

CCS awarded 19 Village Halls certificates to celebrate their Village Halls achieving the Hallmark quality standards at the November annual Community Buildings Training event, at Merriott Village Hall.

Hallmark One:

  • Berrow Village Hall
  • Bishops Lydeard Village Hall
  • Blackford Village Hall
  • Brompton Ralph Village Hall
  • Broomfield Village Hall
  • Combe St Nicholas Village Hall
  • Cossington Village Hall
  • Cranmore Village Hall
  • Davis Hall, West Camel
  • Hadspen Village Hall
  • Huish Champflower Village Hall
  • Mark Village Hall
  • Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon
  • Merriott Village Hall
  • Moorland and District Village Hall
  • Odcombe Village Hall
  • Othery Village Hall
  • West Coker Commemoration Hall

Hallmark Two:

  • Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall
  • Berrow Village Hall
  • Cossington Village Hall
  • Davis Hall, West Camel
  • Mark Village Hall
  • Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon
  • Merriott Village Hall
  • West Coker Commemoration Hall
  • Odcombe Village Hall

Hallmark Three:

  • Ashwick and Oakhill Village Hall
  • Berrow Village Hall
  • Cossington Village Hall
  • Davis Hall, West Camel
  • Mark Village Hall
  • Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon
  • Merriott Village Hall
  • Odcombe Village Hall

Excellence Awards

Three halls were also selected by our Hallmark Visitors for a Certificate of Excellence. Congratulations to Mark Village Hall, Odcombe Village Hall and Brompton Ralph Village Hall for achieving this award.