Category Archives: Community Chest 2015

Here is the Community Chest information and stories for 2015

Community Chest Autumn 2015 now open

We are delighted to announce that the autumn round of our community chest is now open. We welcome applications from groups within Kirk Hallam – each application should be supported with at least 2 resident signatures.

Please complete the form on the link and return by 4pm Friday 13th November.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26 November between 4pm and 8pm.

We look forward to hearing from you

BigKH-CommunityChestApplicForm Autumn 2015.docx

KHCA, Cyclo Cross and Tour of Britain

Over 120 students from Kirk Hallam Community Academy (KHCA) had the chance today of taking part in a cycle cross cycling course. Big Kirk Hallam provided £300 through the community chest for Cycle Derby to come into KHCA and run the event. Fields at KHCA were transformed into a cycling course with students experiencing cycle racing on proper racing bikes. The cycle cross training took place on the same day as the tour of Britain cycle race arrived in Kirk Hallam. The students also had the opportunity of seeing the race as it went by KHCA at the end of the school day.

Lorraine Stone, Head of PE at KHCA said “ The kids have absolutely loved the experience today. It’s been a great opportunity and Cycle Derby who ran it for us have really been complimentary about the students”

It is hoped that the day will lead to more young people becoming interested in cycling, make links with local clubs and better use of local resources such as the Nutbrook Trail. Additionally KHCA will be monitoring the number of young people cycling to school.

Photos to follow

Summer 2015 community chest funding awarded

We are pleased to announce that the following 2 applications recently submitted to the Summer round of the Community Chest fund have been successful

  • Kirk Hallam Social Club have been awarded £1000 towards replacing the fencing – see photo below
  • Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows have received £750 to purchase a new generator. The generator will be available for other groups in Kirk Hallam to borrow.

Keep an eye out for the next round of community chest funding in the Autumn.


Peter Davy and Gary Ancliffe from Kirk Hallam Social Club collecting their cheque towards the fencing replacement at the social club. Also pictured are Hazel Cooper and Linda Frudd (Members of  Big Kirk Hallam Partnership Group)

community chest summer applications now open

BigKH-CommunityChestApplicForm Summer 2015.docx

We are welcoming applications to our community chest fund. Applications should be made on the attached form and emailed back to admin or handed into Kirk Hallam Community Academy, for the attention of Jsan Shepherd, Big Kirk Hallam

The closing date is 4pm 10 July 2015 and interviews will be held on 27 July 2015

The table below gives an indication of the criteria for making an application

Launch of Spring 2015 Community Chest

To make a great start to 2015, we are delighted to launch our next round of the Big Kirk Hallam Community Chest. Read all about it in the attached. Key dates are that local groups, led by residents have until 16 April to apply. Meeting the panel for those shortlisted is on 30 April.

If you want to catch up on some of the fantastic stories of what has been funded and what has changed as result, just go to What’s Changed on the website.