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

Big Local rep’s quarterly review: July – September 2020 (10/12/2020) - July – September 2020 Every three months, as your Big Local Rep, I share my thoughts on local area progress with you as residents and with the central team managing the national programme. Your comments and thoughts are always welcome. A strong and committed partnership “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens […]
Big Local rep’s review of April – June 2020 (7/8/2020) - First of all some breaking GOOD news! Local Trust has just approved the new Big Kirk Hallam plan. Congratulations to all the partnership and all the many residents who contributed. These last three months of reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic have had a huge impact on our neighbourhoods and communities. We have been faced with […]
Thumbs up for Big Kirk Hallam’s new plan (7/8/2020) - Big Kirk Hallam’s new plan has been approved after very positive feedback from Paul Bragman, the plan assessor for Local Trust. Congratulations to all involved, to the partnership and to all residents who remain so positive about what has been achieved and clear about the priorities ahead. Paul’s feedback is attached. In it he said: […]
Community Chest open in June 2020 (6/9/2020) - Community chest is now open   we know it is strange times but if your group is planning how to come out of lockdown and needs some funding please apply – as always funding limited to groups working with residents in Kirk hallam and application must be signed by 2 residents (email signatures are ok) […]
Draft year 7 and 8 plan (6/2/2020) - BKH-Plan-July20-June22-FINAL140520 Here is our draft year 7 and 8 plan which we have submitted to Local Trust  
Review of year 5 and 6 plan and ideas for year 7 and 8 (6/2/2020) - Here is the review we have submitted to Local trust in preparation for the year 7 and 8 plan BKH2018-20reviewanddraftMar20MK3
Community Chest February 2020 (6/2/2020) - Here are the awards from the community chest February round community chest decision Feb 20
Community Chest October 2019 (6/2/2020) - Here are the decisions from the October round of community chest community chest decision Oct19
Monitoring sub committee meeting 8 May 2020 (6/2/2020) - Here are the approvals made by the monitoring sub committee which met on 8 May 2020 8 may 2020
Monitoring sub committee 24 February 2020 (6/2/2020) - Here are the approvals made by the monitoring sub committee which met on 24 February 2020 24 February 2020  

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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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