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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

Round 1 16/17 has now closed for applications.  Round 2 will open later this year.

However, you can begin work on your application at any time, and then submit once the next round of funding opens. Section 106 grant application form (DOCX, 80KB).

Section 106 funding is available to those parishes who have seen large scale developments over recent years. The funding available is made up of developer contributions paid over to Harborough District Council. Parishes who currently can apply for Section 106 funding are:

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

Funding available

There are Section 106 Grant funds available in the following parishes. Applications can only be submitted for capital projects from organisations (community and voluntary groups) within these parishes.

 

Parish  Community Facility funding available    Open Space funding available Play Area funding available  

Thurnby and Bushby

Not applicable

£46,893

Not applicable

Gilmorton

£11,144.48

Not applicable

Not applicable

Great Bowden

£8,122.05

£29,920.03

Not applicable

Great Glen

£63,200

Not applicable

Not applicable

The Kibworths

£153,536.99

£38,914.30

Not applicable

Lutterworth

£161,123.9

Not applicable

Not applicable

Market Harborough

£78,682.83

£133,188.84

Not applicable

Scraptoft

£11,875

  Not applicable

£10,251.27

 

Through the grant streams we allocate the Community Facilities and Off site Recreation contributions. This money has been collected by Harborough District Council from the developer, according to the trigger point identified in the Section 106 agreement (payment must be made once a certain number of houses have been occupied on site). We then administer the grant process to disseminate this money into the parishes with the development.

The Section106 Grant guidance notes identifies the types of projects which can be funded through Community Facilities and Offsite Recreation contributions. 

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.

The second round of two this year, will open in August. For more information please email h.cawthorne@harborough.gov.uk

Grant process

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

All applications go through an 8 to 10 week grant process, with the final decision being taken by the Executive Sub Committee. 

Successful applicants will be asked to sign a terms and conditions document for accepting the funding.  On receipt of this signed document, and after all specific conditions for the grant have been approved, payments will be made.

Projects that received funding

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