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

Wild Bears April 2022 progress report (5/23/2022) - Wild Bears playgroup session is a new project to be supported by Big Kirk Hallam through to the end of June and the end of our current plan. We are pleased to be supporting Wild Bears Forest School CIC as it looks to develop the range of out of school opportunities for children and young […]
April Newsletter (5/12/2022) -
Community Chest May 2022 (5/12/2022) - The Community Chest opens early this round on the 15th May 2022 and closes 15th June 2022. If you are a local group and have an idea that needs funds please download an application form and guidelines and return to vicky.bigkh@gmail.com by the closing date. You must be resident in Kirk Hallam and your proposal […]
After School Activities at Dallimore -April 2022 (4/27/2022) - The after school activities at Dallimore have continued to be really popular with students, attracting 318 in the last three months, including for first aid sessions. The school tell us that “the children all engaged well with all the activities and the clubs so far (some are still to start and others are ongoing). All […]
Our plan review has been accepted by Local Trust (4/27/2022) - Before we can submit a new plan for the community, we have to review what we have been doing and this has to be looked at and approved by Local Trust. We got really lovely feedback today which gives us the green light to get on with our last plan. What we liked about your […]
Our plan review and draft new plan (4/27/2022) - Here is the review of our current plan and the draft for the one we are working on now to have in place and approved by 1 July this year. This will probably be our last plan, running through to the end of December 2024. The new plan builds on so much that has been […]
Kirk Hallam Community Centre Stay and Play (3/23/2022) - Stay and Play continues to be a popular attraction for families during the holidays, particularly younger children. To help Kirk Hallam Community Centre open their doors for the Stay and Play Big Kirk Hallam contribute towards the overheads and replacement/renewal of any activities for the children. Vital to help keep the local community together and […]
Monkey Trouble September to December 2021 Report (3/23/2022) - Monkey Trouble Toddler Group have been able to enjoy expanding into the outdoor area during the warmer Autumn days. Have a look at their report to see what else they have been up to. Parent and Toddler oct – dec 2021 (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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