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 report (7/12/2018) - April – June 2018 As your Big Local Rep, about 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 Big Kirk Hallam’s next plan to run from the summer […]
Independent assessor praises Big Kirk Hallam new plan (7/10/2018) - Big Kirk Hallam has a new plan for 2018-20, which has been approved by Local Trust after independent assessment by Margaret Jackson, a Big Local Rep covering other areas. This is what Margaret wrote after reviewing all the documents and meeting with the partnership. “Kirk Hallam Big Local partnership comprises a welcoming group of residents […]
Local Trust newsletter June 2018 (7/9/2018) - Here is the latest newsletter from Local Trust News from Local Trust and the Big Local programme No Images? Click here Local Trust newsletter June 2018 Leaders and believers Get a snapshot of Big Local Connects, our biggest event yet, and help shape a new programme on community leadership. As we track how Big Local […]
Knit and natter (7/9/2018) - Jsan popped into knit and natter today to have a look at the projects being made – check out the photos – and also heard from Julie who showed her the blanket she had just finished “When I started coming to the group in January I couldn’t crochet at all and now I have made […]
What’s changed – looking back at the success of Monkey Trouble (6/12/2018) - The Monkey Trouble Parent and Toddler group is run through Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre in response to Quality of Life theme and Supporting Families priority in the Big Kirk Hallam plan. The initial aims of the group have been to get it up and running, make sure parents and carers know about it and […]
Community Chest now open (6/6/2018) - The community chest is open throughout June 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 […]
Jsan’s plan coordinator report for April 2018 (6/6/2018) - Report of the Plan Coordinator for April 2018 includes updates on Year 5 and 6 plan, fli mobile skatepark, Enthusiasm youth club, gardening club, stay and play in the Easter holidays, details of invoices approved for spend, the community centre Budget spend for the year todate
What’s changed – looking back at the success of the community chest (6/5/2018) - The community chest started way back in 2013 when the then steering group were impatient to get funding to small groups even before their first community plan was approved. Using of the start-up money, the partnership developed the community chest as a small funding pot for applications up to £1000 from local groups, for residents […]
What’s changed – looking back at the success of Stay and Play (5/29/2018) - The aim is to have regular stay and play sessions on a weekly basis in the school holidays to meet, share, play, cook and provide lunch bags, reducing isolation and offering practical support to families. “It’s brilliant – it helps that it is free because money is tight and you can spend a fortune keeping […]
What’s changed – looking back at the Big Thank you and AGM (5/24/2018) - Through Big Kirk Hallam we are committed to honouring and celebrating the wonderful contribution of so many residents to help make Kirk Hallam an even better place to live. But we were amazed at the response we had to our request for nominations for the Big Thank You awards held in December. By the time […]

5 thoughts on “About

    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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