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

Minutes of the July Partnership Group meeting (8/29/2017) - Here are the minutes from the partnership group meeting held on the 12 July 2017 Areas discussed included update on the community centre and community cafe plans for the holiday play scheme update on the finances plan coordinator update on projects BKH MINUTES 2017.07.12.docx
Big Local Rep quarterly report April to June 2017 (7/26/2017) - April – June 2017 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 are always welcome. Running things The partnership continues to meet monthly and partner agreements, reports on activities, minutes […]
Thank you letter from Ladywood governor (7/12/2017) - We received the following letter from Rev’d Christine French in her role as a Governor at Ladywood school. It’s great that the BKH funding is making such a difference to the young learners Letter Jsan School On Line 2017.pdf
Newsletter June 2017 (7/3/2017) - Here is an e copy of our 10th newsletter. The newsletter is delivered to all households in the Kirk Hallam area The contents include a memorial to hazel cooper; details of the community chest; welcome to Alisya Hill, the community development worker at the community centre; job opportunity for caretaker / cleaner; results of the […]
Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre grand reopening (6/17/2017) - Today’s the day! Come along and have some fun – there’s things to do for all the family have a burger / hotdog for free on us See you later
welcome Alisya (6/13/2017) - Alisya Hill is the new community development worker based at the Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre   We caught up with Alisya and asked her why she had applied for the role. She said “When I saw the advert I thought it was the perfect job for me; I love meeting people, making a difference […]
Results of our survey (6/13/2017) - We had a good response to our recent survey about the future use of the community centre, with support for all of the following: Community café; bookswap, advice sessions, banking / credit union; meeting rooms for self help groups; breakfast club; DIY classes; film club; parent and toddler groups; help with filling in forms; food […]
Thank you – Grandparent’s Lunch at Dallimore School (6/11/2017) - we received the following from Debra Ward who attended the grandparent’s lunch at Dallimore Primary School We would like to thank Dallimore School and Big Kirk Hallam for our ‘Grandparents lunch’ on Friday 5th May. We had a lovely time. It was ‘Fishy Friday’ so we enjoyed fish, chips, and a lovely fresh side salad, […]
Kirk Hallam’s Perfect Pooch (6/11/2017) - Do you think your dog is the best in Kirk Hallam? Then enter our competition – details below!
Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre reopening 17th June (6/7/2017) - 10 days to go!! Opening by Michelle Booth, Puppet show, Tree planting by the Mayor, tea dance, celebration cake cutting, laughter yoga, William the wizard, scouting activities, Kirk hallam’s best pooch dog show, Kid’s fancy dress, balloon release, refreshments, craft stalls, BBQ (free burger/hot dog for all Kirk Hallam residents – on a first come […]

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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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