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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 h.cawthorne@harborough.gov.uk

Funding for 2014 to 2015

The Section 106 has seen 2 rounds of funding this year. 

Round 1

Money was awarded to the following projects:

Applicant  Project   Amount

Fleckney Parish Council

For the provision of two multi-sports pitches 

£15,429.50

Swinford CoE Primary School

For outdoor classroom sheltered area, sensory garden and play equipment

£26,000

All Saints Church, Scraptoft

To create disabled access for the church and its grounds

£15,000

Round 2

Money was awarded to the following projects:

Applicant  Project   Amount

Thurnby Memorial Hall

The installation of a production/commercial kitchen and refurbishment of existing gallery kitchen

£20,260

Broughton Astley Parish Council

Toilet Block

£1,694

Kibworth Joint Recreation Committee

To purchase 11.6 acres of recreation land in Kibworth

£125,000

RFM Studios

Construct a purpose built rehearsal room

£30,000

Funding for 2013 to 2014

Section 106 money was awarded through the 2 grant panels held throughout 2013 to 2014. Money was awarded to the following projects:

 Applicant Project  Amount

Aylestone St James RFU

Extension to Clubhouse

£25,000

Great Bowden Parish Council

Extension to Pavilion Changing Rooms

£24,500

Kibworth Joint Burial Committee

Tarmac pathway to the parish cemetery

£6,000

Kibworth Joint Recreation Committee

Parish allotments

£41,500

Market Harborough Squash and Racketball Club

An extension which include 2 new glass backed courts

£16,884

Market Harborough Football Club

Provision of a flood barrier

£20,636

North Kilworth Parish Council

Play equipment

£4,313.68

Broughton Astley Community Bus

New Community Bus

£7,738

The second round of funding ended on the 20 January 2014. Money was awarded to the following projects:

 Applicant  Project Amount

Kibworth Grammar School

Improvements to the building and interior fixtures

£23,284

Kibworth Scouts and Guides

Extension, refurbishment of toilets and improved disabled access

£53,000

Kibworth High School

Construction of all weather pitch

£44,464

Great Glen Parish Council

New Community Facility

£50,000

HDC – Market Harborough

Urgent maintenance to dog walkers path

£34,500

Market Harborough Squash and Racketball Club

Extension to the club including 2 glass backed courts

£30,912