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

Something Spooky is occurring this Halloween with A Mile in my Shoes (10/15/2021) - Design your own pumpkin – you will find a template to colour in and display in your window, or also decorate and display your own pumpkin. Get the family out and see how many pumpkins you can spot and let @amileinmyshoes2 on twitter or Big Kirk Hallam on both Twitter and Facebook know which house […]
Community Chest October 2021 (10/14/2021) - The community Chest is open till the end of this month. Here are some of the magnificent projects we helped when the chest opened in June. If you could benefit from assistance from the Community Chest guidance and an application form is attached. Forms to returned to su.bigkh@aol.com by 31st October bkhccgd.docx bkhccap.docx Community Chest.pptx
Kirk Hallam Youth Social Event September 2021 (10/14/2021) - It was our absolute pleasure to help with the funding for Kirk Hallam’s Youth Social Event in September. Jo Maguire from She Will FYE attended last nights meeting to feed back on the success of the event. Presentation courtesy of Jen Rawson Active Lives Erewash KIRK HALLAM’S YOUTH SOCIAL EVENT (2).pptx
Rep’s quarterly review for July to September 2021 (10/11/2021) - 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. The big picture It’s encouraging how residents and local organisations are responding to reduced Covid restrictions. Autumn and winter […]
European Young Carers Day 6th October 2021 (10/6/2021) - Today is European Young Carers Day
The Community Chest is open (10/1/2021) - Are you a local Group in Kirk Hallam? Could you benefit from the Community Chest? The Community Chest opens again today and will remain open till 31st October 2021. Please follow this link for guidance and an application form. If you are having problems down loading please email me su.bigkh@aol.com. Good luck everyone. bkhccgd.docx bkhccap.docx
Minuets from Partnership Meeting 14th July 2021 (9/15/2021) - This was we hope will be our last meeting held by zoom. The main focus of this months meeting was the varied and successful applicants for the June Community Chest, and the happy news that more of our community groups are starting to meet up again. BKH-meeting notes 14Jul21.docx
Big Local rep review April to June 2021 (9/8/2021) - 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. As summer is upon us, I guess some things are feeling a lot better than they have been, with […]
Craft and Chat Monitoring report June 2021 (8/2/2021) - And finally for today, I have used the term reconnect a lot, however you can not underestimate how important this is right now. Another fantastic group for the more mature residents returned to the Community Centre in June Craft and Chat runs on a Monday Morning. Craft and chat Monitoring Mar – Jun 21 (1).docx
TLC monitoring report June 2021 (8/2/2021) - Another welcome return to the Community Centre for the more mature residents is TLC – Tea, Laughter and Cake on a Monday afternoon, a very much needed group to get together and reconnect. TLC report Mar – Jun 21 (1).docx

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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

  2. Sam

    Will the lakeside festival run this year in Kirk Hallam? If so when will it be held and how do you go about arranging holding a stall at the event?

    1. subigkh

      Good afternoon Sam

      I have spoken with the organisers of the Lakeside Festival and unfortunately they have no plans to hold the festival this year. It is there hope that the festival will resume in 2022.

      The festival is organised by Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake not Big Kirk Hallam, I have tried to find a web link for you however there does not seem to be an up to date site.

      Kind regards

      Su Severn


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