About

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

What’s changed and how do we know it? (12/4/2018) - The resident-led partnership is always keen to know what change has happened thanks to Big Kirk Hallam’s help, through investment, support and volunteering. The fantastic annual reports bring together a glittering array of stories of resident-led action and community change and you can find other stories on this website and in the regular newsletters. Back […]
Young people and Big Kirk Hallam – from strength to strength (12/3/2018) - Here is a short story we have recently put together, tracking just some of the inspirational ways children and young people have been involved with Big Kirk Hallam since it started in December 2012. Being there at the start Young people have been involved from the very start of Big Kirk Hallam and throughout its […]
SLA – BKH – Plan Coordinator (11/19/2018) - SLA-PlanCoord nova
SLA – BKH – Community cafe (11/19/2018) - SLA – BKHCC cafe Nova yr 5
SLA – BKH – Stay and Play holiday club (11/19/2018) - SLA – Stay and Play Nova yr 5
SLA – BKH school savings Ladywood (11/19/2018) - SLA – Ladywood – childrens savings yr 5 Nova
SLA – BKH School savings Dallimore (11/19/2018) - SLA – Dallimore – childrens savings yr 5 Nova
SLA – BKH – Monkey trouble parent and toddler group (11/19/2018) - SLA – BKHCC monkey trouble Nova yr 5
SLA – BKH – communications (11/19/2018) - SLA – communication Nova -KHCA yr 5
SLA – BKH community centre (11/19/2018) - SLA – BKHCC centre Nova – KHCA yr 5
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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

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    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

      Reply

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