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Suicide Crisis Meeting Room

  • General Information: Suicide Crisis has a large furnished meeting room that can seat 25-30 people and could be used as a regular meeting room or as a base in Cheltenham for a VCSE sector organisation. It could also be used for support group meetings. They may be able to provide this free of charge to fledgling organisations or small charities. Please contact Suicide Crisis using the details below for more information about fees.
  • Address: Cheltenham (please contact Suicide Crisis via the below email for more information).
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Cirencester Opportunity Group

  • General Information: The Group has a large community room with kitchen and toilet, as well as their grounds/woodland area for hire. The Group is currently updating their website, if you would like more information please contact Paul and they can check availability, arrange a tour of our facilities and discuss your hire requirements further.
  • Address: Cirencester Opportunity Group, Beeches Road, Cirencester, GL7 1BW
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  • Contact: Paul on 01285 659117 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forest of Dean

Orchard Trust Training Lodge

  • General Information: The training lodge is a dedicated conference and training venue in a woodland setting. It is fully resourced with free WiFi, a wall mounted smart screen and computer, a laptop cable for easy connection, and a flip chart/pens. It will comfortably seat 15-20 people in conference style or 16 around tables, and would also suit “activity based” courses such as Yoga, Pilates, or children’s parties, art & craft sessions, etc. The Lodge is self-contained, with its own small kitchen and toilet facilities. It has full disabled access and a Changing Places Toilet close by (available 9 am to 3 pm Mon to Fri), plus free, private off road parking right next door. The lodge is available to hire from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Address: The Lodge, Upper Stowfield, Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PD
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  • Contact: The Training Team on 01594 860090 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ow Bist, Forest Community Space

  • General Information: The Community Space is a flexible space that can be sent up in a range of configurations. It can be used in boardroom style (with up to 18 seats) or two separate meeting rooms (up to 10 seats each). If you're looking for a venue that can accommodate more people, the space also offers the option to have a theatre style set up for up to 50 seats. Screen, projector and flipcharts are available. Refreshments and/or crockery can also be arranged (with an additional cost). Rates are reasonable (please use contact email below for more information).
  • Address: Ow Bist, Dockham Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AN.
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Ruspidge Memorial Hall

  • General information: The venue has two halls suitable for regular activities, children's parties and family celebrations: the larger Upper Hall and the smaller Lower Hall. Tables and chairs are provided and hire charges include heating and Wifi. The kitchen can be hired along with the Upper Hall, and includes an oven, hob, fridge and microwave. Hire of the Lower Hall includes use of a kitchenette. There are discounts for regular users. Information about prices, terms & conditions of hire and booking forms are available via the weblink below.
  • Address: Ruspidge Road, Ruspidge, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3AE
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  • Contact: Bookings Secretary on 01594 823620


GRCC (Gloucestershire Rural Community Council)

  • General information: GRCC’s meeting rooms offer comfortable spaces for meetings, one-to-ones, group discussions, or just a quiet place to work for a while in the centre of the city.  We're at 15 College Green, in the Cathedral Close, the heart of historic Gloucester. We have four spaces for hire. The Cripps board room seats 14 boardroom style, the table can be reconfigured to theatre and cafe style. Hadow and Hyett meeting rooms seat 12 boardroom style and our 1-2-1 room seats up to 4 people. All of our rooms come with access to our WIFI. Cripps and Hadow have access to an interactive smart screen, Hyett has a projector. Refreshments are also available. Rooms are available for hire between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 
  • Address: Community House, 15 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LZ.
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  • Contact: 01452 528491 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all booking enquiries or to come and take a look at what's available.

St Mary de Crypt

  • General Information: St Mary de Crypt has three spaces for hire. The Cooke Room has a capacity of 60 people (standing), The School Room is a small space for around 20 people (seated). The Nave can hold 80 - 90 people seated in rows or 40 - 60 around tables with space for moving. The church can also be hired and is an ideal small to medium sized venue for performance, with exceptional acoustics. All spaces are fully accessible. St Mary de Crypt is open from Wednesday to Sunday (9 am to 5 pm). All rooms are fully equipped and more information about their current fees, out of hours hire and facilities are available via the weblink below.
  • Address: Mary de Crypt Church and Tudor schoolroom, Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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  • Contact: 01452 305235


The Boys' Brigade Community Centre

  • General Information: The venue has a Main Hall for hire with 15 Go-Pac tables and up to 100 chairs. There is a kitchen with fridge, microwave and 6 ring gas cooker. The venue also has a Meeting Room suitable for up to 20 in theatre style seating mode. There is private on site car park, a disabled access ramp at the front of the building and gas central heating throughout. The venue is suitable for regular meeting and activities, childrens parties and family celebrations.
  • Address: The Boys' Brigade Community Centre, Canterbury Leys, Newtown, Tewkesbury, GL20 8BP
  • Contact: Emma Dare (Bookings Secretary) on 07793 293530 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About this Directory

We provide this free venue hire page for VCSE sector groups & organisations delivering services in Gloucestershire. We regularly receive requests to share venue and a range of information in our mailings, on our social media and via our communications in general. We have therefore created this space on our website so that we can 'house' this information in one place and people can come back to this information as/when they need to.

We also offer this service as one of our strategic priorities is to inform, develop and strengthen the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of positive change within the VCSE sector in the county and support groups & organisations to become more sustainable. We're aware that the sector is struggling financially at the moment and recognise that the VCSE sector needs a range of support. This Directory is therefore one of the ways that we offer individualised support to groups/organisations.

How do I include my vacancy on this page?

It's a quick and simple process! All you need to do is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the below information:

  1. Your organisation name
  2. Some general venue information (please see the above examples for some tips)
  3. The venue address
  4. Your website link
  5. The venues full address
  6. Contact information for hire enquiries

What other support do you provide?

We're the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire. We promote partnership working at every level and ensure that the views of the sector are represented in a range of ways, including via our work with the Gloucestershire VCSE Strategic Partnership, ILP Representatives and agencies involved in the county's Community Mental Health Transformation programme.

In addition to this work, we provide a range of support for VCSE sector groups & organisations of all shapes and sizes in Gloucestershire, including fully funded training & events, a range of thematic mailings, regular news updates, free membership and help recruiting volunteers.

Get in touch

If you have a link to a resource or some information that you believe is useful to the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire, or would like to contact us, please use our webform and a member of our team will get back to you.