Projects to benefit from over £400k

Published Wednesday 15 September 2021

More than £400,000 is set to help more local projects get off the ground to benefit residents across the Harborough district.

Harborough District Council agreed, on 14 September 2021, to allocate the funding to a number of projects – all benefiting from Section 106 money, provided by developers Grant funding plaquefor community and social infrastructure where development has taken place.

Those projects which have successfully applied for funding are:

  • Kilworth Sports Club – £40,079.64 to upgrade changing facilities to meet FA standards
  • Houghton Field Association – £350,000 for a new pavilion in Houghton on the Hill to replace the existing building which more than 50 years old. The new building aims to provide a space for sports and social activities and private functions
  • Houghton Tennis Club – £13,010.24 to resurface the tennis courts with softer ‘carpet-like’ surface

It comes just a few months after more than £925,000 of Section 106 funding was allocated to local projects by the Council. 

Councillor Simon Whelband, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet member for communities, said: “We are delighted to be supporting even more community projects across the district, especially ones which encourage physical activity and recreation time which is important in these challenging times. In the space of just a few months, we have helped allocate well over a million pounds, in areas where new housing has been built, which is providing welcome infrastructure.”

Find out more details about grant applications on the Council website at