Funding from building projects

The Community Grant Fund

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What is the Community Grant Fund

The Community Grant Fund is an inclusive fund, open to all parishes, and voluntary and community groups.

Criteria – Enabling a healthy, inclusive and engaged community.

Amount available- £25,000

Grant Limit - between £1,000 and £5,000 

Projects must support one or more corporate objectives below:

  • Improvements or provision of outdoor facilities
  • Youth related capital projects such as sports or arts, equipment or facilities
  • Improving the environment

Please note: Groups that have previously received funding within the last 3 years will not be eligible.

Application window will close on Friday 25th September 2020


Apply for a small grant that will help your village hall, sports hall or community centre to reopen

Grants up to £500 to fund signage, plastic screens for bars, line marking. outdoor seating, additional cleaning supplies, PPE where deemed necessary.

Criteria – Supporting Village Halls, Community Sports Halls and Community Centres to reopen.

Amount available- £13,000 

Grant Limit - £500

  • if approved, this will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • Payments will be made soon after receipt of application
  • Application window will close on Friday 18th September 2020

Criteria – Grants for parishes, voluntary or community groups that have been engaged in helping vulnerable people through our Communtiy Hub

Grants up to £300 to cover out of pocket expenditure helping vulnerable people through the Community Hub.

Amount available- £5,000 

Grant limit- £300

  • if approved, this will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • Payments will be made soon after receipt of application
  • Application window will close on Friday 18th September 2020

Groups registered and active with the Community Hub will be invited to apply.

Please contact grants@harborough.gov.uk if you have any questions or queries.  


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.


You can download an excel spreadsheet that shows the projects that received funding and details of the funding provided (XLS)