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 April to June 2019 (6/17/2019) - As your Big Local Rep every three months or so, 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 progresses well. The partnership continues to meet monthly and partner […]
May Partnership Group meeting minutes (6/12/2019) - Here are the minutes of the May Partnership Group meeting they include: Update on the visit by Matt Leach, CEO of Local trust An update on what’s happening at the community centre An update of the approvals for payment from the monitoring sub committee Details of the scope of the mid programme review BKH minutes […]
Minutes of the April partnership group meeting (6/12/2019) - Here are the minutes of the April Partnership group meeting They include An idea for a schools community based project An update on whats happening at the community centre A finance update Actions raised from the monthly scrutiny of the plan and delivery projects Approval for a mid term review of the 10n year plan […]
Newsletter April 2019 (5/14/2019) - Here is our latest newsletter BKHNewsletterApril2019 have a look inside for updates on Stay and play Tea laughter and cake Awards from the February community chest Community garden community cafe community centre Details of what is involved in being a partnership group member
Newsletter February 2019 (5/14/2019) - BKHNewsletterFebruary2019 Have a look inside our newsletter – there are updates on Monkey trouble playgroup Big Camp out Big Thank You 2018 event Partnership Group members elected at the AGM BKH christmas event community chest awards from October 2018 Link to an article what happens when the money runs out  
Endorsement for Big Kirk Hallam from residents and Local Trust (5/10/2019) - On Friday 26 April, the Big Kirk Hallam partnership welcomed and met with Matt Leach, Chief Executive of Local Trust which is the managing agent for Big Local. Also with him were Georgie Burr and Fiona Cowley from the central team, all three taking the opportunity to see first-hand how residents are leading local change. […]
Minutes of the March Partnership Group meeting (5/8/2019) - Here are the minutes of the Partnership group meeting held on 13 March 2019 Issues discussed included Update on the community centre Update from the report monitoring panel with the following reports approved for payment Plan Coordinator February Stay and Play February Newsletter publication and delivery Results of the February community chest Draft terms of […]
Minutes of the February Partnership group meeting (5/8/2019) - Here are the minutes of the February partnership group meeting held on 13 February 2019 Items discussed included A discussion about managing the relationship between Big Kirk hallam and the Community Centre An update from the report monitoring panel with approval given to the following reports Plan Coordinator january Monkey trouble playgroup Knit and natter […]
Minutes of the Partnership Group January 2019 (5/8/2019) - Here are the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2019 Items discussed included Rev’d Christine French was welcomed back onto the Partnership Group Update on the community centre Update from the report monitoring panel with approval of the following reports Plan Coordinator November and December Dallimore Great project additional costs Big Campout Grand […]
Minutes of the December 2018 Partnership group meeting (5/8/2019) - Here are the minutes of the December Partnership Group meeting held on 12 December 2018 Issues discussed included Review of the christmas fair event A financial update for the plan so far News of a visit to Big Kirk Hallam by the Local Trust Chief Executive Matt Leach planned for 26 April 2019 Plans to […]

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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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