Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has today confirmed that it will maintain its investment of £2.3m in the ACRE Network for 2015/16.

“This is good news for ACRE and its nationwide Network of rural community councils. We would like to thank everyone who showed their support for rural communities and the work we do.

ACRE chief executive Janice Banks

Click the image and listen to this interview with Chris Head from Acre, talking about how crucial Defra funding is to rural communities and how rural councils help -
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