The hall is a registered charity whose day to day management is carried out by a group of trustees appointed either by one of the various user groups or the community in general. The Trustees meet regularly to discuss day to day running of the hall, financial matters and to organise various fund raising events. Income for the hall come from various sources which include hire charges for groups, private individuals and fundraising activities. This, together with a £1000.00 grant from the Parish Council, covers the everyday running expenses of the hall such as heating and lighting, cleaning, insurance and day to day maintenance costs.

A building of this age naturally is subject to wear and tear and a comprehensive programme of refurbishment has been drawn up by the Trustees. For such refurbishment work and large capital purchases the hall relies on the profit from fundraising events, income from the 100 Club, easyfundraising programme, special fund raising activities run by user groups and grants from various outside organisations.

In 2015 the flat roof over the toilets and the windows were replaced, and a new commercial standard kitchen was installed in 2016.  Other priorities for investment remain the toilets, the stage curtains and full redecoration

Parish Hall Trustees

The Trustees of the Whitley Chapel Parish Hall Charitable Trust are:

Chairman Bob Bennett
Vice Chair, and table tennis representativeStefan Sobell
Treasurer, and community trustee Francesca Leslie
Secretary, and school representativeJenny Morgan
Parish Council representativeMarge Rastall
Bowling clubRoy Walker
Football clubLewis Short
Northumbria Basketry GroupMonica Haigh
WIMarge Rastall
Young Farmers clubLauren Porteus
Leek ClubJohn Henderson

Community Trustees                                   

Lorna Common
Marion Henderson
Francesca Leslie
Dan Nixon
David Southern
Gill Whatmough