Funding from building projects

Grant funds we currently offer for community organisations are:

Funding from Section 106 planning obligations

Funding known as Section 106 (S106) can be used to develop and / or improve community facilities and various open spaces. This funding has been secured through a planning obilgation request which is a deed or agreement attached to the land that is the subject of a planning permission. Contributions secured through planning obligations are used to mitigate or compensate for the negative impacts of a development.

Read more about Section 106 planning obligations.

Read how we secure Section 106 obligations in the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document.

Section 106 funding

Applications for Section 106 funding can be submitted by:

- Town/Parish Councils or a constituted Parish Meeting

- Any constituted commutiy/voluntary group based within the Harborough District specifically the parish to which the Section 106 money is   associated with

- Registered charities

- Schools

It is strongly advised that groups wishing to make a grant application should first contact our Comunity Facilities Officer for an initial discussion.

Email: n.hankin@harborough.gov.uk

Complete a S106 Application form: Section 106 grant application form (DOCX, 64KB). S106 Guidance notes: Grant application guidance notes (PDF, 352KB). We strongly recommend that you refer to the guidance notes when completing your form. If you have any queries please contact n.hankin@harborough.gov.uk.

Section 106 funding is available to those parishes who have seen large scale developments over recent years. Parishes are informed of available contributions on a quarterly basis.

Grant process

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 (PDF, 243KB).