Our partners

ERA of RCB works on a day to day basis with a number of key partners and more generally with many other organisations. Key partners are:

Humber and Wolds Rural Action (HWRA)


In 2016 Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council adopted a new trading name, Humber and Wolds Rural Action. This was done to avoid confusion with local authorities and parish councils.

It is one of 38 Rural Community Councils operating as independent charities across England and Wales. They work in partnership with ACRE to support and encourage rural communities to develop, so they can influence their own future and secure a range of community facilities and services

ERA of RCB contracts with HWRA to provide an online/telephone advice and support to members one afternoon per week. In addition, ERA of RCB connects to the ACRE Hall Mark scheme via HWRCC.

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS)


East Riding Voluntary Action Services champions the voluntary and community sector in ethe East riding of Yorkshire. It provides a range of services including advice and support on governance issues, funding and managing volunteers.

ERA of RCB contracts with ERVAS to have its accounts independently examined each year and uses their offices as the registered address

East Riding of Yorkshire Council


The role of the Council in relation to village halls and community buildings is complex. The council owns some buildings and let them to the community and is also a tenant of others operating regular services from them. The council rents halls occasionally as polling stations and for meetings, yet at the same time acts as a regulator of activities that take place within them (food standards, licensing etc). The council provides services to halls such as refuse collection and access to Supplies. In addition the council supports halls directly through rate relief and indirectly through its service level agreement with the Community and Voluntary Infrastructure bodies

ERA of RCB works with a wide range of council departments who supply speakers and support to members at Network meetings.

East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership

The East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership is a forum which holds meetings, events and conferences to discuss issues that affect people living and working in rural communities. It provides a strong ‘ rural voice’ and promotes the economic and social well-being of residents.

ERA of RCB is represented at the partnerships quarterly meetings and through the partnership closely involved in the development of the ‘Rural Strategy’ for the East Riding. To see the strategy and its related action plan go to: http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/council/working-with-our-partners/rural-partnerships-and-forums/rural-partnership/