Local projects benefit from share of over £20k

Published Thursday 10 December 2020

More than £20,000 in funding has been shared between local projects aiming to boost community well-being.

Harborough District Council agreed, on 7 December 2020, to allocate funding to a number of worthwhile projects across the Harborough district.

FinanceThe funding is from the Council’s Community Grant Fund for projects which help provide or improve outdoor facilities, sports or art equipment for young people, or improving environment.

Those projects which successfully applied for funding are:

  • South Kilworth Bowls Club – £5,000 for a mower to enhance the condition of the playing surface
  • Lutterworth Town Estates – £3,750 for gym style equipment for children at the Coventry Road recreation ground 
  • Kibworth Scout Group – £3,023.45 for a shed and portable outdoor equipment to enable group to continue with Covid-secure, face to face scouting
  • HDC Wellbeing / Everyone Active – £2,422.83 for a bicycle shelter and racks for Harborough Leisure Centre
  • HYACT The Cube – £2,356.42 to build a wooden shelter over the patio to enable group to continue with Covid-secure face to face meetings and update CCTV system
  • Gumley Parish Meeting – £1,312 for tree safety work in Crow Spinney Ancient Woodland 
  • Broughton Astley Parish Council – £1,071 for a carved sculpture bench with plaque from felled trees 
  • 1st Bowden Scout Group – £1,016.69 for four event shelters and rechargeable lanterns to enable group to continue with Covid-secure, face to face scouting  
  • Lutterworth Robins Netball Group – £846 for floodlights for outdoor training to enable group to continue with Covid-secure training

Councillor Simon Whelband, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet lead for communities and wellbeing, said: “I am delighted that we have once again been able to allocate a significant amount of money to some really positive local projects, allowing many groups to continue to provide opportunities for residents in these challenging times.”

Grant submissions are invited during the next round of funding; details will be made available on the council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk/grants