Category Archives: Community Chest

Details of the Big Kirk Hallam Community Chest and Star People Awards

Community Chest now open

The community chest is open throughout June

Applications for funding for upto £1000

Applications must be supported by 2 residents from Kirk Hallam and linked to the 4 themes of the Big Kirk Hallam plan:

Things to do and places to go
Access and the Environment
Quality of life
Education and training

Check out the application form and guidance below

guidance and information notes June 2017 onwards.docx

application form June 2017 onwards.docx

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What’s changed – looking back at the success of the community chest

The community chest started way back in 2013 when the then steering group were impatient to get funding to small groups even before their first community plan was approved.

Using of the start-up money, the partnership developed the community chest as a small funding pot for applications up to £1000 from local groups, for residents and backed by residents.

The community chest has been running ever since, with three or more rounds each year, attracting a wide range of inspiring applications covering activity across Big Kirk Hallam’s four main themes of Things to do and places to go, Access and the Environment, Quality of life and Education and training.

The guidance for any newcomers is here: Guidance and information notes June 2017 onwards.docx

Look back at the last two rounds gives a great flavour of the range and diversity of bids:

£500 to 21st Ilkeston Scout Group for various activities such as climbing, abseiling, archery, trampoline, sailing

£778.40 to Warm Welcome Club for a trip to the peak district, including lunch

£500 to All Saints Church for a trip for 50 residents to Skegness

£1000 to Parkside High for a skate themed family fun day around the skatepark

£900 to All Saints Church for a Royal Wedding Street party along the church driveway

£150 to Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre for toys and games for older children for the Stay and Play sessions

£953 to This Girl Can at Ladywood Primary School supporting the 5 ambassadors and a range of activity

£1000 for football coaching at Ladywood Primary School

£910 for a trip to Conkers for 1st Kirk Hallam Brownies

£652 for Boys Adventure (Wild explorers) at Ladywood Primary School

£800 for Junior Leaders at Ladywood Primary School

These small sums continue to make a big difference as this lovely feedback from Ladywood shows:

“Thank you for letting us know (about the successful applications). We felt the interviews went really well. Our children and parents are a credit to us. Their passion for the projects they’re involved in is really admirable. The grants are making a real difference to our community, including our school community. Without Big Kirk Hallam’s help, we wouldn’t be able to support our residents so extensively.”

Community Chest Awards

The Community Chest Panel have made the following awards from the February Community Chest

£500 to 21st Ilkeston Scout Group for various activities such as climbing, abseiiling, archery, trampoline, sailing

£778.40 to Warm Welcome Club for a trip to the peak district, including lunch

£500 to All Saints Church for a trip for 50 residents to Skegness

£1000 to Parkside High for a skate themed family fun day around the skatepark

£900 to All Saints Church for a Royal Wedding Street party along the church driveway

£150 to Big Kirk hallam Community centre for toys and games for older children for the Stay and Play sessions

An application was also received for a pilot for an outreach worker to combat isolation but this was not awarded as the project has been included in the draft year 5 and 6 plan

 

 

Community Chest now open

The community chest is open throughout February.

Applications for funding for upto £1000

Applications must be supported by 2 residents from Kirk Hallam and linked to the 4 themes of the Big Kirk Hallam plan:

Things to do and places to go
Access and the Environment
Quality of life
Education and training

Check out the application form and guidance below

guidance and information notes June 2017 onwards.docx

application form June 2017 onwards.docx

Community chest application form and guidance

application form June 2017 onwards

guidance and information notes June 2017 onwards

 

Community chest open dates

1 -30 June

1 -31 October

1 – 28 (29) February

The Community Chest is a small grants fund available to groups and organisations based in the Big Kirk Hallam area. The application must be made by 2 residents and supported by the organisation / group with awards upto £1000.

Check out the guidance and information notes. We look forward to receiving your applications