Nearly £35k given to projects in Scraptoft

Published Thursday 18 June 2020

Two exciting projects in the village of Scraptoft have been given a funding boost thanks to the district council.

Harborough District Council has agreed to allocate nearly £35,000, to Scraptoft Parish Council to help fund community enhancements in the village.

GrantsA grant of £10,230 was provided for the installation of new play equipment to the existing play area at Malsbury Avenue, and £23,830 was provided for improvements to the churchyard at All Saints Church in the village to create disabled access and introduce new lighting to footpaths to increase the use by local residents.

The projects are benefiting from Section 106 money which is provided by developers for community projects and social infrastructure in locations where development has taken place.

Councillor Simon Whelband, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet member for communities, said: “These grants will really enhance facilities in the village and create tangible improvements for the benefit of local people. Since 2015 we have allocated over £2million from section 106 funds for projects across the whole district – with much more to come.”

Organisations from areas with Section 106 funding are invited to submit grant applications. Details of these areas are available on the council's website at