Local projects benefit from share of £50k

Published Wednesday 23 January 2019

A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost thanks to the district council.

Harborough District Council agreed, on 22 January 2019, to allocate funding totalling £50,000 to a number of worthwhile projects across the Harborough district.


The projects are benefiting from the Council’s Community Grant Fund for projects which help increase participation in physical activity, support vulnerable people, or create stronger communities.

Those projects which successfully applied for funding are:

  • Misterton and Walcote Parish Council – Skatepark ramp – £2,356.36
  • Leire Parish Council – Zip wire and balance beam for play area – £2,356.36
  • The Well, Kibworth – improve wi-fi, redevelop website and advertising – £4,250
  • Glooston Village Hall – Create terrace and parking at rear of the hall – £5,000
  • HCYC – Travelling forward project in Ullesthorpe – £4,171
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils – Design and deliver a series of webinars – £2,843.88
  • Houghton Bowls Club – Irrigation system for bowling green – £5,000
  • Newton Harcourt Reading Room – Kitchen refurbishment – £3,700
  • Tugby & Keythorpe Parish Council – Block paving for Tugby Memorial Hall to provide access for wheelchair users – £2,696.40
  • Vista – Children’s early years Health programme training workshops – £4,076
  • Kibworth Golf Club – To provide low impact exercise to individuals with limited mobility and senior citizens – £2,650
  • Saddington Village Green Management Team – Development of the Village Green to include re-building a boundary wall and installation of a knee-rail boundary fence – £4,250
  • Houghton Parish Council – Sports equipment and to introduce Boccia – £1,650
  • St Peters Church Project, Gaulby – Create a community space within church – £5,000

Councillor Janette Ackerley, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for Wellbeing and Localities, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to share such a substantial amount of money to help fund a number of exciting and worthwhile projects which will benefit a large number of residents across the whole of the district.”

People are invited to submit grant applications during the next round of funding; details will be made available on the council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk/grants