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

Annual Report August 2017 – July 2018 (10/9/2018) - Here is our Annual Report for year 4 of our plan It includes updates on all of the projects we have funded during the year; notification of our Big Thank You and AGM on 20 October; notification of the Christmas event on 1 December; details of projects funded through the community chest during the year; […]
Newsletter July 2018 (10/9/2018) - Here is our newsletter from July 2018   Inside you will find confirmation that our year 5 and 6 plan is approved Information about the Big thank you awards 2018 What’s happening at the community centre over the summer holidays Update on the community cafe Information about the community garden Update on knit and natter […]
Big Local Rep quarterly review July – September 2018 (10/9/2018) - As your Big Local Rep, every three months 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. Looking back Recent activity and successes for Big Kirk Hallam are overshadowed by the death of partnership member and […]
Big Kirk Hallam AGM and Big Thank You Award date (9/26/2018) - Big Kirk Hallam is holding its AGM on the 20th October 2018 at 2.00pm at the Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre on Kenilworth Drive. Partnership Group members standing for reelection are Sarah Addis Amabel Badder Matt Betesta Alex Harris Sylvie Humphries Antony Robinson Amanda Speake Tracy Thorp   If you are interested in joining the […]
Doing the right thing right (9/13/2018) - How things are run in Big Kirk Hallam – Big Local rep, Bill Badham, reflects Occasionally questions arise about how the Big Local resident-led programmed is managed and overseen. Residents on the local partnership put themselves forward to support the community, giving of their time and expertise. They do an amazing job in identifying and […]
Dave Addis (9/13/2018) - It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of our Partnership Group members, Dave Addis, who passed away on Tuesday morning. Our thoughts and love are with Sarah and the children at this time. R.I.P Dave you will be greatly missed
community chest awards June 2018 (9/12/2018) - Here are details of the awards made in June by the Community Chest panel Check out the link below for amounts of awards Awards were made to Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre Warm Welcome Club Ladywood Primary School Friends of Lake and Meadows 21st Ilkeston Scouts 1st Kirk Hallam Brownies Community chest decision June 2018 […]
Year 5 and 6 plan (9/12/2018) - Here is our year 5 and 6 plan running from August 2018 – June 2020 BigKH-plan2018-20-final August18 – Nova
Minutes of the Partnership group meeting July 2018 (9/12/2018) - Here are the minutes of the July meeting They include: update on year 5 and 6 plan Update on the Community centre Update on projects Community Chest awards Finance update LTO update   BKH minutes 18.07.11    
Minutes of the Partnership Group meeting June 2018 (9/12/2018) -   Here are the minutes from the June meeting BKH MINUTES 13.06.18

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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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