The Hucknall Ukulele Group is a voluntary run, unincorporated not for profit community organisation.

Making music, making friends, perfection is optional, fun is essential.

There’s a lot of talk about these types of community groups combatting loneliness and promoting self confidence. However, you don’t have to be lonely or lack self confidence to join in. It won't cost you anything. You don’t even have to be able to play a ukulele. In fact you don’t even have to own one. You can loan one for free from the Hucknall Library. Drop in and say hello, you will be assured of a warm welcome.

1. In General

Health and safety is always a delicate issue and we would like to think that a common sense approach is adopted in regards to our ukulele music group.  Whatever venue we are at, it is important to acquaint yourselves to the facilities with particular reference to fire exits and assembly points. Please make sure that you keep all equipment, bags, instruments and any other articles you may have secure and removed from any trip or fall hazard.  HUG's cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage.

2. Privacy

Our "open door" group sessions should be considered as public, and therefore there would be no restriction on recording or taking video/photographs. However, as a matter of courtesy we would request that anyone doing so should make it known to the group.

Also, where we are invited to play at nursing homes, residential care homes, schools etc, photographs/videos must be confined to the performers unless previous permission has been granted. The personal privacy of residents and staff is paramount.

3. Safeguarding

The safeguarding policy sets out how HUG’s operates to keep adults at risk of abuse or neglect and children safe from abuse. The policy is about stopping abuse where it is happening and preventing abuse where there is a risk that it may occur.

There is a Duty of Care to volunteers and service users. The protection and safety of adults at risk and children whether they are volunteers and/or participants in our activities is a priority. We will endeavour to protect and support the volunteers who work with us as well as users of our services.

All citizens of the United Kingdom have their rights enshrined within the Human Rights Act 1998. Children’s legislation includes the Children's Act 1989 and 2004.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. For our safeguarding policy to be effective every individual involved, who supports us whatever their role, will play their part in keeping people safe.

See the full Safeguarding Policy HERE


General Data Protection Regulation Compliance is simply to make sure that your personal data is secure and not misused. If you have contacted HUG's either directly or through social media, the following statement applies.

"The Hucknall Ukulele Group (HUG's) retains your contact details because you have contacted us regarding our activities. We only use these details to send you information about our activities. We do this because it is in the legitimate interest of our group to publicise our activities to those who have enquired. Your details are stored securely, not divulged to third parties, and will be deleted if requested.  You can ask us to amend or delete your details at any time by contacting"

5. Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

Although we are a not for profit community organisation, in order to operate in any capacity we are required to have Public Liability Insurance in place. Our only income stream is from sponsorship and gifts. It is an essential part of our ethos that no one should feel intimidated, obliged or in any way pressured due to lack of funds. HUGs is free and always will be under the present setup. PLI has been kindly donated for the first year.

See the Public Liability Insurance Certificate