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Funding from building projects

Grant funds we currently offer for community organisations are:

Funding from Section 106 planning obligations

Section 106 Planning Obligations are legal agreements between us and developers related to us granting planning permission.  They help make development proposals acceptable when they might otherwise be unacceptable. They ensure that a proposed development contributes to the creation of sustainable communities, particularly through contributions towards community buildings and facilities such as affordable housing and education.

Read more about Section 106 planning obligation.

Read how we secure Section 106 obligations. Planning Obligations Developer Guidance Note.

Section 106 funding application

The second round of Section 106 funding for 2015 to 2016 is currently open and closes on Monday 26 October 2015. 

The third round is due to open in January 2016. For more information please email

All applications go through a 12 week grants scoring process, involving an officer grants panel, followed by a member grants panel, with final sign off for funding from the Executive Committee at Harborough District Council.

Grants will be scored consistently against a scoring sheet with weighted criteria associated with Section 106 funding. 

Successful applicants will be asked to sign a terms and conditions document for accepting the funding.  On receipt of this signed document, payments will be made, preferably by BACS (details given on application form) or cheque.  

Parishes who currently can apply for Section 106 funding are:

  • Thurnby and Bushby
  • Great Bowden
  • Great Glen
  • Gilmorton
  • Lutterworth
  • Kibworth
  • Market Harborough
  • Scraptoft
  • Swinford

View the Section 106 balances (XLS, 66KB).

Complete a Section 106 grant application form (DOCX, 80KB).

Grant application guidance notes (DOCX, 1.1MB) have also been written to assist with grant application.  We strongly recommend that you refer to these when completing your form.

Additional support is available to help groups with applications, email

Projects that received funding

View a list of projects that received funding and details of the funding provided (XLS, 72KB).