Big Kirk Hallam is a £1m ten year resident-led programme funded through the Big Lottery to help make Kirk Hallam an even better place to live.

We hope to nurture a thriving community spirit and to measurably improve the lives of people living in this area through action on the four priorities agreed through a year long community conversation with over 1200 residents. Big Kirk Hallam has a steering group of voting members who are residents and of other non-voting people who work in the area. Our Local Trusted Organisation which supports us and manages the money is Kirk Hallam Community College.

Kirk Hallam is a village in between Derby and Nottingham, with the town of Ilkeston to the north. There’s a windmill to the south towards Derby, and several places of scenic beauty. A small shopping area serves 6,000 people. Other amenities include our church, All Saints – which contains many historical features and a well kept garden. There are also two primary schools and two secondary schools, several schools and a community hall.






Our main aim is to improve life for the people living  in Kirk Hallam and to help make Kirk Hallam an even better place to live. Our main priorities at the moment are:

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

We also want to engage residents in discussions, focus groups and in the steering group. Anyone can join or help out in this organisation, as long as they live or work in Kirk Hallam.



Our main point of contact is :  jsanbigkh@outlook.com

Telephone contact is Jsan Shepherd 07952 314622

Our chair is local resident, Tracy Thorp

Our plan coordinator is Jsan Shepherd: jsanbigkh@outlook.com

The postal adress is Jsan Shepherd, Big Kirk Hallam, C/O Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre, Kenilworth Drive, Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire