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

Hallmark 3

How does the Hallmark Scheme work? 

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 from insurance discounts and recognition on funding applications as it evidences the high standard of the committee members and the merit of the hall.

Assessment process

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

Success for 17 Village Halls across Somerset in 2016

CCS awarded 17 Village Halls trophies and certificates to celebrate their Village Halls achieving the Hallmark quality standards at the October annual Community Buildings Training event, at Edington Village Hall.

  • 16 achieved Hallmark One
  • 9 achieved Hallmark Two
  • 8 achieved Hallmark Three

Hallmark 1 focuses on the management and administration of the charity
Hallmark 2 focuses on health, safety, security and licenses
Hallmark 3 focuses on community, social awareness, communications, forward planning and development.

Congratulations to the 2016 District Hallmark Award Winners

  • West Somerset    –   Huish Champflower Village Hall
  • South Somerset – The Davis Hall, West Camel
  • Sedgemoor – Moorland & District Village Hall
  • Taunton Deane – Creech St Michael Village Hall


How to apply for Hallmark?

Hallmark applications will be open from November 2017 and a new application form will be available for the 2018 visits. If you have any interest or questions please contact Communitybuildings@somersetrcc.org.uk