Projects set to benefit from nearly £750,000

Published Wednesday 30 March 2022

Nearly quarter of a million pounds is being shared to help local projects benefiting residents across the Harborough district.

Harborough District Council agreed, on 29 March 2022, to allocate the funding to a number of projects – all benefiting from Section 106 money, provided by developers for community and social infrastructure where new housing has been built.

Grant funding plaqueThose projects which have successfully applied for funding are:

  • Market Harborough Rugby Club – £186,036.13 to provide a new electricity supply and floodlighting to additional grass pitches     
  • Welland Park Academy – £172,100 to resurface the existing pitch, to accommodate community sports.  
  • Harborough District Council on behalf of Welland Park – £100,000 for refurbishment of the toilets at Welland Park to include a changing space for parents and carers to change their young adults or children with a disability
  • Thurnby and Bushby Scouts and Guides – Building access improvements including a shower and toilet facility £94,185.00
  • Lutterworth College – £81,137.53 for new sports hall flooring to primarily support the local netball league and other community sports.
  • Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council – £ 71,858.70 to provide inclusive play equipment, furniture and fencing at Smeeton Road play area in Kibworth Beauchamp
  • Bower Houses Counselling Service – £36,000 to create ramped access, turning circle and disabled toilet at Bower House in Coventry Road, Market Harborough

Councillor Simon Whelband, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet member for communities, said: “This is a huge amount of funding which we are absolutely delighted to be able to allocate to some excellent and much-needed projects across the district where new development has taken place. These grants will benefit residents and communities for many years to come.”

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