More than £925,000 given out to local projects

Published Wednesday 9 June 2021

A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost – totalling more than £925,000 – thanks to the district council.

Harborough District Council agreed, on 8 June 2021, to allocate the funding to a number of projects across the Harborough district.

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.

Supported by HDCThose projects which have successfully applied for funding are:

  • Great Glen Parish Council - £892,938.13 for a new, larger replacement purpose-built community building to replace the existing youth centre and village hall to create more opportunities for indoor activities
  • St Andrews Church, North Kilworth - £17,640 for the modernisation and refurbishment of the 12th century St Andrews Church to provide more opportunity for social events
  • Great Glen Parish Council - £9,570 for two footpaths required at the cemetery in London Road, Great Glen, to improve access and safety
  • St Nicolas Church, Fleckney - £4,020.40 for footpath and fencing improvements surrounding the recently cleared area for additional burial plots
  • South Kilworth Parish Council - £2,631.80 for the installation of a zipwire / cable facility at the children’s play following a village consultation

Councillor Simon Whelband, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet member for communities, said: “We are delighted to be allocating such a significant amount of money to some really positive local projects which will benefit residents and communities for many years to come. Section 106 funding provides an opportunity to bring much-needed infrastructure to communities across the district.”

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