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

Monitoring report for the warm welcome club January 2019 (2/12/2019) -   Here is the monitoring report for the warm welcome club January 2019 WWLC – monitoring report January 2019
Monitoring report for the community centre January 2019 (2/12/2019) - Here is the report for the community centre January 2019 Big Kirk hallam Community Centre Jan 19
Monitoring report for the community cafe January 2019 (2/12/2019) - Here is the monitoring report for the community cafe January 2019 Big Kirk hallam cafe Jan 19 blank
Communications monitoring report January 2019 (2/12/2019) - Here is the monitoring report for the communications project January 2019 Jan 19
Monitoring report for Tea Laughter and Cake January 2019 (2/12/2019) - Here is the report for Tea Laughter and Cake group January 2019 Monday TLC report Jan 19
Monitoring report knit and natter January 2019 (2/12/2019) - Here is the monitoring report for Knit and natter January 2019 Knit and natter Jan 19
Monitoring report Monkey Trouble January 2019 (2/12/2019) - Here is the report received from Monkey Trouble January 2019 Parent and Toddler Jan 19
Plan co-ordinator January 19 (2/12/2019) - Here is the report for the Plan Co-ordinator for January 2019 Report of the Plan Coordinator for Jan 2019
Monkey Trouble playgroup (2/6/2019) - We recently visited Monkey trouble playgroup to see how they are getting along. Sarah Draper who runs the group proudly told us that the group was now full with a waiting list of families wanting to access the sessions.   Sarah, a local resident, volunteers along with 3 other residents, to ensure that the group […]
Grandparents school lunch monitoring report (December 2018) (1/15/2019) - Ladywood and Dallimore tells us about the grandparents school lunch project and the activities during the Autumn term grandparents to lunch autumn 2018 autumn 2018 lunch version 2

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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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