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

Interview with Sorinne from Citizen’s Advice (4/4/2020) - Alex Harris our communications lead on the Partnership Group went to speak to Sorinne from Citizen’s Advice about the impact the work that Big Kirk Hallam is funding is making. Here is Alex’s article CAB article mar 2020    
Rep’s report for October – December 2019 (2/10/2020) - October – December 2019 Every three months, as your Big Local Rep 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. Big Local is half way through. An excellent report charting challenges and achievements is well […]
Rep’s report July – September 2019 (2/10/2020) - I have noticed gaps in my quarterly report posts and so I am plugging them! July – September 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 […]
Reps’ report January – March 2019 (2/10/2020) - I’ve just spotted some gaps in my quarterly report posts, so I am plugging them for the record! January – March 2019 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 […]
CAB – Awareness and support in tackling debt (2/5/2020) - Here is the monitoring report received from CAB detailing the work they have done in Kirk Hallam between September and December 2019 completed CA KHCC report December 2019_
Action for young carers monitoring report Dec 2019 (2/5/2020) - Here is the monitoring repot from Action for young carers for the period September to December 2019 completed Action for young carers dec 2019 (003) Kirk Hallam monitoring
Warm Welcome Club monitoring form December 2019 (2/5/2020) - Here is the monitoring report from the Warm Welcome lunch club covering the period October – December 2019 WWLC – monitoring report Jan 2020
Monitoring form for EPEC parenting course December 2019 (2/5/2020) - Here is the monitoring report and feedback received for the EPEC parenting course completed EPEC Monitoring form dec 2019 Parent feedback EPEC Autumn term 2019
Freedom project December 2019 (2/5/2020) - Here is the monitoring report and feedback for the freedom project December 2019Freedom feedback autumn 2019 completed Monitoring form Autumn 2019
Monkey trouble playgroup report monitoring December 2019 (2/5/2020) - Here is the monitoring report for Monkey trouble playgroup covering the period october – December 2019Parent and Toddler Oct – Dec 2019

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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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