Category Archives: Community Chest

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

Community chest is now open

application form June 2017 onwards

guidance and information notes June 2017 onwards

The Community Chest is now closed but will be open again in the Autumn

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

 

 

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Community Chest Application Form and guidance notes

The Community Chest is a small grants fund available to groups based in the Big Kirk Hallam Area

The aim is to award grants of up to £1000 and the funding can be used in any way to support the work of groups. The focus of any application must link to one of the 4 priorities

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

and bring about a direct benefit to the Big Local Trust area.

Applications should also complement the aims and objectives set out within the Big Kirk Hallam Local plan Year 3 and 4 plan

application form 

guidance and information notes 

Flying the nest

We received this report from Heather James at Ladywood school about the Flying The Nest activity which was funded through the community chest last year.

It certainly looks like they all had a great time

Thanks heather for sharing this with us. Here is the report.

flying the nest report.docx

On 26th and 27th of July the children from Ladywood and Dallimore schools in reception, year 1 and 2 enjoyed the interactive show by Flying the Nest.

The children were transported to the wonderful world of British Birds through a theatrical experience.

“The best bit was feeding the different birds in their nests and getting the worms!” Year 1 Ladywood Child

“The show was brilliant, I just chuckled from start to finish and I’m still singing the songs now.  Watching the children come alive was brilliant.” Ladywood learning mentor

“The children’s confidence grew and grew as they took part, they all just loved it.” Dallimore teacher

On 26th and 27th of July the children from Ladywood and Dallimore schools in reception, year 1 and 2 enjoyed the interactive show by Flying the Nest.

The children were transported to the wonderful world of British Birds through a theatrical experience.

“The best bit was feeding the different birds in their nests and getting the worms!” Year 1 Ladywood Child

“The show was brilliant, I just chuckled from start to finish and I’m still singing the songs now.  Watching the children come alive was brilliant.” Ladywood learning mentor

“The children’s confidence grew and grew as they took part, they all just loved it.” Dallimore teacher

Community Chest autumn round award results

Here are the awards from the Autumn round of the community chest

This Girl Can – Ladywood Primary School £953.00

The funding will be used for this Girl Can T shirts for the 5 ambassadors; 50 tickets for the Trampoline and Tumbling Regional final in Birmingham and coach travel to the event; 100 sports participation badges and 40 science / technology participation badges for regular attendance at the sports or science clubs.

Football coaching – Ladywood Primary School £1000

The funding will be used for an after school football coaching club run by Derby County

Trip to Conkers – 1st Kirk Hallam Brownies £910

The funding will be used for an overnight adventure trip to Conkers for the Brownies

Boys Adventure (Wild explorers) – Ladywood Primary School £652

The funding will be used for a trip to Lea Green for an activity day and will include Wild explorer field kit , medals and certificates

Junior Leaders- Ladywood Primary School £800

We look forward to hearing in future months about how the money has been spent and the impact it has made. 😊

We have had the following comment back from the staff team at Ladyhood when we let them know about the successful applications:

"This is great news!!! 🙂 Thank you for letting us know, 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 BigKH help, we wouldn’t be able to support our residents so extensively."

Jsan Shepherd, Plan Coordinator
on behalf of Big Kirk Hallam
www.bigkirkhallam.wordpress.com
tel 07952 314622

Autumn Community Chest now open

Our Autumn Community Chest is now open for. Click on the link for the application form.

BigKH-CommunityChestApplicForm Autumn 2016.docx

· Closing date is 4pm, Friday 23 September 2016 by email or hand delivery at the college.

· Interviews for shortlisted groups will be on Thursday 6 October 2016 between 4 and 8pm at the college. If you are shortlisted, you must attend. Please make a note now!

· Announcement of those successful will be made shortly afterwards.

‘This Girl Can’ netball trip

Tracy Thorp, our Vice – Chair writes about her experience with the This Girl Can project visit to watch a netball match

On the 23rd April I was fortunate enough to be invited to watch a netball match at Loughborough university with the This Girl Can Team from Ladywood. As a member of the big Kirk Hallam team and also a member of staff at Ladywood I thought wow what an opportunity for me to see how some of the money from the community chest was being spent! What a fabulous event, the atmosphere was amazing and the kids (including 2 boys I may add) loved every minute. An experience that I alone will never forget and a truly empowering experience for the This Girl Can team.