Charity Commission quote about trustee responsibility for under-insurance
Charity Commission quote about trustee responsibility for under-insurance


Allied Westminster is the largest provider of Village Hall insurance in Britain. We have a deep commitment to supporting rural community life and are justifiably proud that so many thousands of Trustees trust us. We are the principal sponsor for ACRE's Advice Service for Village Halls and have launched various initiatives to help Trustees. The latest of these is a FREE Property Valuation Report to eliminate the problem of underinsurance. Our intention is to remove a potential financial liability from all Trustees. 

VillageGuard - Village Hall Insurance

VillageGuard®, our flagship product, was designed by Village Hall people for Village Hall people and was the UK’s first  insurance product that was purpose-built for Village Halls and other Rural Community Buildings. Since launch it has gone from strength to strength and is now the most popular Village Hall insurance policy in the country.

VillageGuard’s popularity is based on the following benefits:

  1. Designed exclusively for Village Halls, Parish Halls and Rural Community Buildings.
  2. Provides a FREE Property Rebuild Valuation Report for accurately setting sums insured. [Our highly detailed report protects against underinsurance and provides separate figures for buildings, car parks, play areas, tennis courts, etc. The report is available FREE OF CHARGE for new clients who sign up for VillageGuard. Those who request the valuation report but choose not to sign up with VillageGuard will be invoiced £75 for it sixty days after the report is ordered.
  3. FREE defibrillator cover up to £5,000 with NO EXCESS.
  4. Gives substantial discounts on premiums. [Available to clients choosing a 3- or 5-year LTU - see FAQ What is an LTU?].
  5. Backed by a personalised claims service - most claims are handled directly and rapidly at our HQ in Boston Spa.
  6. Undercuts competitors’ rates in most cases and is underwritten by Aviva PLC, the largest insurer in the UK.

VillageGuard is available exclusively from Allied Westminster.

You can find out more about it or apply for a quotation on the VillageGuard website. Alternatively, call us for a chat on 01937 845245.

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'I should like to thank you on behalf of our community hall for the very prompt way our claim was dealt with. I have just checked our bank account for another matter and see the payment of £XXXX has been paid into our account... Once again thank you for the excellent service.'
A.R. - Exeter
'For my own part, thank you for all your help over recent years- your knowledge, clarity of explanation and friendly style have been a great help to me.'
D.C. - Cheshire
'As treasurer of two small charities with buildings to insure, I am deeply appreciative of the excellent personal and professional service provided by Allied Westminster and would unhesitatingly recommend them to all in similar positions.'
G.M.M. - Devon
'Many thanks for your help this morning - a difficult situation made easier by your kindness and efficiency.'
G.T. - West Yorkshire
'I wanted to forward our Committee's appreciation of the terms in our renewal Allied Westminster have applied with particular regard to the accident and claim against us last year. Also for the inclusion of free defibrillator cover.'
N.B. - Hampshire
Thank you for the prompt attention with the claim and a prompt payment which is now in the halls bank account… The service was indeed excellent.'
GH - Shropshire
“I would like to thank you for your help with this claim and for your prompt attention when we needed to sort something out.”
B.W. - Northamptonshire
“…it was so nice to have somebody to talk to and particularly somebody whom I had met. Not only do we have a policy which I understand but at a little under 70% of what we were paying before!”
S.G. - Norfolk
“Thank you ever so much for 'pulling out all the stops' on our behalf. The way in which you have handled this has been far more than a breath of fresh air, more a revelation; a triumph for customer care in an age where the customer is so often overlooked. You have really made my day and reinforced my faith in human nature. I'm sure that my Committee will echo these sentiments and share my gratitude.”
R.H. - North Yorkshire
“Many, many thanks for this and for all your help over the past few months. You have been fantastic to deal with, professional at all times, the documentation has come out in a timely fashion and has been easy to understand.”
S.W. - Norfolk
“Thank you for your consideration - an example of how efficient and friendly you are as our new insurers.”
D.W. - Devon
“Just a short note to thank you for your excellent service for the damage to our Village Hall. It all went very smoothly and quickly with a cheque arriving in settlement at the end of last week.”
T.C. - Southampton
“Thank you very much for this and for your help earlier today. I must say that over the time I have been trying to get my head around things to do with the village hall (a couple of years now) I have always found your company very helpful.”
S.B. - Northamptonshire
“The Village Hall Committee has asked me to thank you for your help and for the professional way in which the claim was dealt with. I am very grateful for the help you have given me and the promptness with which you dealt with the claim and correspondence. It does not happen very often these days.”
R.D. - Suffolk
“Richard has handled it well, but many thanks for your personal interest, this kind of customer service is unfortunately rare these days.”
C.C. - Carlisle

Allied Westminster is the principal supporter of ACRE's Advice Service for VIllage Halls.