Big Kirk Hallam is a scheme to spend £1 million pounds over ten years on community projects and is paid for with lottery money.

Our vision is to help make Kirk Hallam an even better place to live through fostering community spirit and increasing companionship, improving the opportunities we have and the environment in which we live.

Latest updates

Community Chest Awards (3/21/2018) - The Community Chest Panel have made the following awards from the February Community Chest £500 to 21st Ilkeston Scout Group for various activities such as climbing, abseiiling, archery, trampoline, sailing £778.40 to Warm Welcome Club for a trip to the peak district, including lunch £500 to All Saints Church for a trip for 50 residents […]
Our draft year 5 and 6 plan (3/19/2018) - Here is our draft plan for years 5 and 6 We are holding a consultation event about the new plan on Saturday 24 March between 12 noon and 2pm in the main hall at the community centre. Everyone welcome and refreshments provided. BKH 2018-20 activities-draft180315.docx
Monitoring report for the Stay and Play February half term 2018 (3/9/2018) - Here is the report for the February half term stay and play project Holiday Feb 18.docx
Monitoring report for the stay and play project December 2017 (3/9/2018) - Here is the monitoring report for the Stay and play project for the Christmas holidays Holiday Dec 17.docx
Monitoring report for the Stay and Play project November 2017 (3/9/2018) - Here is the monitoring report for the October 2017 half term stay and play project Holiday Oct 17.docx
monitoring report for stay and play September 2017 (3/9/2018) - Here is the monitoring report for the stay and play project for the summer holidays Holiday sept 17.docx
SLA Stay and Play (3/9/2018) - Here is the Service level agreement for the Stay and Play Project stay and play.doc
Community Cafe Manager – job opportunity (2/16/2018) - This position is now closed Details of the job To work 22.5 hours a week; generally 7.5 hours on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, although some flexibility will be required on occasion. £10.00 per hour Closing date is 7.00pm on Friday 2 March 2018 The post is for a 2 year fixed term contract. it […]
Minutes of the Partnership Group Meeting January 2018 (2/16/2018) - Here are the minutes from the Partnership Group meeting held on 10 January 2018 They include updates from the youth club Review of the Big Thank You, Christmas event and AGM on Xmas day meal on the community centre and community cafe on the community chest open in February year 5 and 6 plan newsletter […]
Community Chest now open (2/1/2018) - The community chest is open throughout February. Applications for funding for upto £1000 Applications must be supported by 2 residents from Kirk Hallam and linked to the 4 themes of the Big Kirk Hallam plan: Things to do and places to go Access and the Environment Quality of life Education and training Check out the […]

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    1. jsanbigkh

      Hello Maz

      Big Kirk Hallam is providing funding towards a number of events over the summer

      1. Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows festival July 5th 12.00 noon – 4.00pm
      2. Kirk Hallam Childrens Centre summer party August 19th
      3. Kirk Hallam Community Academy summer fun festival August 22nd 10.00am – 4.00pm
      4. Harvest Moon festival September 17th

      The delivery partner for the Summer Fun Festival is Kirk Hallam Community Academy and the contact is Elly Cummings at the sports centre. Her email contact is community@kirkhallam.derbyshire.sch.uk

      Additionally there is some brief information in our latest newsletter https://bigkirkhallam.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/summer-15.pdf

      Thank you

      Jsan Shepherd
      Plan Coordinator

  1. Dave Morley

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I’ve been looking on your website and I’m contacting you in the hope of obtaining some help in funding the setup of a local Kirk Hallam community youth football team. I’ve been looking through your site and I am wondering if these grants are still a possibility.

    I am the club secretary for AFC Kirk Hallam, a well established local adult amateur football team that has been in existence since 1994. In 2013, we successfully added a second team to our club and have teams in the Long Eaton Sunday League Premier Division and Division Two. The next logical step for the continued growth of the club would be to move into youth football, with the aim to give local young people the chance to play football on Saturdays as well as being able to take extra training sessions during the week. Most local junior football clubs only play their matches on Sundays, which leaves a large gap gap on Saturdays which would provide not only more activities for the local community, but also the opportunity for young players to develop and give them a clear path from youth football into adult football if they are not fortunate enough to be picked up by local professional academies. The plan is to start with an under 11’s and under 16’s team for the 2017/2018 season and see how that goes, before expanding further.

    The club has recently become an FA Charter Standard adult club, which is a nationally recognised standard and shows that the club is being ran properly. The big stumbling block at this point is the startup costs for the project. Being an adult club, we have never had the need for the required elements for running youth football. These elements include:

    · DBS checks for coaches and volunteers
    · Safeguarding for children courses
    · Welfare officer training
    · Coaching courses for new coaches
    · A new kit, training and matchday equipment, first aid kits

    The estimated setup cost for this project is around £1100.

    I’m sure you will agree that this is a well worthwhile project.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. jsanbigkh

      Hi Dave

      The community chest would be a great way for you to access funding – we give awards unto £1000 – It is open 3 x a year and there is currently one open now – the application form can be found on the website under community chest. It would also be good to meet up with you anyway – I am normally available all day Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons – let me know what would be good for you


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