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

AGM 2017 and Partnership Group Members (1/9/2018) - Our AGM on 2 December linked to the Big Thank You event was very successful with over 200 people attending.   The following people were voted onto the Partnership Group David Addis Sarah Addis Amabel Badder Matt Betesta Alex Harris Sylvie Humphries Lindsey Rice Tony Robinson Amanda Speake Tracy Thorp
Minutes of the November Partnership Group meeting (1/9/2018) - Here are the minutes of the Partnership Group meeting held on 8 November 2017 BKH MINUTES 2017.11.08 Items discussed included: Update on youth club Update on community centre and community cafe Community chest awards for October Proposal for friendship club Big Thank You event Christmas day meal event Update on the Big Local young person […]
Minutes of the October Partnership Group Meeting (1/9/2018) - Here are the minutes of the Partnership Group Meeting held on 11 October 2017 BKH MINUTES 2017.10.11 Items discussed included Update on Community Centre and Community Cafe Update on youth club Community chest october open Update on the Friends of kirk hallam lake project Extra funding for Big Local areas
Minutes of the September partnership group meeting (1/9/2018) - Here are the minutes from the Partnership Group meeting held on the 6 September 2017   BKH MINUTES 2017.09.06 Items discussed included: Success of the Stay and Play Holiday club Update on community centre and community cafe Awards from July Community Chest Date of Big Thank You event Proposal for Christmas Day meal Updated year […]
AGM 2017 (11/28/2017) - It’s our AGM on Saturday 2 December Come along to find out what we’ve done during the year and to vote for the Partnership Group members Partnership Group Members standing for re-election David Addis Sarah Addis Matt Betesta Alex Harris Amanda Speake Tracy Thorp New nominations Amabel Badder Sylvie Humphries Antony Robinson       […]
Annual Report 2016 (11/28/2017) - Here is our annual report 2016 AnnualReport2016Proof1
Annual Report 2017 (11/28/2017) - This is our Annual Report for 2017 BKHAnnualReport2017Web
How’s it going? Big Local rep’s quarterly review (11/9/2017) - July – September 2017 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 Running things The partnership continues to meet monthly and partner agreements, reports on […]
Young people at the heart of Big Local – report and resources (11/7/2017) - Matt Betesta, Sylvie Humphreys and Amanda Speake represented Big Kirk Hallam at the national event held in Derby on 24 October as a partnership between Allenton Big Local and Big Kirk Hallam. They were on fire! Matt was co-chair for the event and also spoke about his involvement in helping run Big Kirk Hallam. Sylvie […]
The Big Kirk Hallam Thank You (10/31/2017) - Do you know someone who makes a difference to Kirk Hallam? We are recognising and celebrating people who live or volunteer in Kirk Hallam and make the area a better place It could be that they are a good neighbour, they care about the area, they are community minded, they give up their time for […]

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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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