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Funding from building projects

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 third round of Section 106 funding for 2014 to 2015 opened on the 8 October 2014.  The timetable for applications is:

  • 8 October 2014 - Application window opens
  • 8 December 2014 - Closing date for applications in this round
  • 7 January 2014 - Officer Grants Panel  
  • 7 January 2014 - Market Harborough Ten Grant Panel 
  • 10 February 2014 - Member Grants Panel  
  • 16 March 2014 - Executive Committee  
  • 24 March 2014 - End of call in period and official confirmation of grants

The Section 106 grants process has recently been reviewed and a new process has been adopted. 

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:

  • Broughton Astley
  • Thurnby and Bushby
  • Fleckney
  • Great Bowden
  • Great Glen
  • Kibworth
  • Market Harborough
  • Scraptoft
  • Swinford

Complete a Section 106 grant application form (ODT, 103KB).

Grant application guidance notes (ODT, 158KB) 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 (PDF, 23KB).