Welcome to Charlton Marshall Village Hall

Information on the hall is on this site including fundraising events, VH Newsletters, calendar of bookings, history etc.

The hall is a registered charity and is run by a committee of volunteers. At present a considerable amount of time and effort is being put in to raising funds for the building of a new, modern hall for which the plans have already been passed.

Car parking for 20 cars is currently available on the site and the hall has a stage and small kitchen facilities. There is a wide range of regular users including youth groups, fitness activities, dog group and bowls club. The hall is also used for a number of varied functions including meetings, childrens birthday parties and dance rehearsals etc.

For enquiries, bookings and further information please email: – info@charltonmarshallvillagehall.co.uk

Or telephone Margaret Chambers on 01258 456572.



Charlton Marshall Village Hall Trustees/committee has applied to Big Lottery Reaching Communities for funding of £500K to build a new hall for the community. This application is in three stages. After successfully completing Stage 1 here is an up-date of progress.

After many weeks of gathering and collating further information, the Reaching Communities Stage 2 application was completed and submitted at end of October 2016. At the same time an application for a Development Grant of £28,000 was applied for, to enable the contactor to start site investigations, surveys and engineer/building regulations design.

Big Lottery requested a meeting in early December to discuss the application. The Funding co-ordinator, the Chairman and Treasurer, along with a member of Dorset Community Action, met with a Funding Officer from Reaching Communities. He explained he would be dealing with the application for recommendation to the Funding Panel. An in-depth meeting was held discussing the information provided on the application form. A tour of the hall and surrounding area followed, the plans for the new hall were viewed and a talk about how the hall works now and how a new hall will provide a venue able to meet the growing needs of the community.  He left with a clearer understanding of what the village hall provides and what it means to the community. The Funding Panel would make a decision by the end of February 2017.

In February a letter was received awarding a Development Grant of £28,000 for the project and an invitation to complete the Reaching Communities Stage 3 application form.

We have six months to complete and submit this application; the Big Lottery then has up to four months to make their decision.

The Village Hall Trustees/committee hope that all the hard work that has been done over the past three years will be positive and result with the Big Lottery awarding the £500K grant to enable the project to go ahead.


Hall Fund: £42,493.69

Charlton Marshall Parish Council: £10,000.00

106 Agreement (Held by NDDC): £158,457.00