Community projects awarded King’s Coronation grants

Published Thursday 4 May 2023

A total of £20,000 has been awarded to 45 community projects by Harborough District Council.

The council has awarded £20,000 to support community projects across the district in recognition of the Coronation of King Charles III in May.
The council has awarded £20,000 to support community projects across the district in recognition of the Coronation of King Charles III in May.

The Coronation Community Grant Scheme was set up by the council to help voluntary and not for profit organisations within, or that benefit, Harborough district with projects that enable better health and wellbeing as a lasting commemoration of the Coronation of King Charles III.

To be successful, organisations that applied had to have a charitable or community goal and be constituted. The grant does not cover core running costs or salaries.

Communities were also able to apply for a grant to celebrate The Coronation Big Lunch on 7 May or The Big Help Out on 8 May.

The council has allocated funding of up to £500 to the following projects in the district:

  • Age Concern Lutterworth and District - £70 for transport to support Coronation celebration
  • Allexton Parish Meeting - £499 for community seating area
  • Arnesby Parish Council - £500 for Coronation mugs for young people
  • First Fleckney Scout Group - £500 for part furnishing a new community building
  • Foxton School Association - £100 for gardening equipment for children to use in community allotment
  • Frolesworth Parish - £500 for village entry planters
  • Great Bowden Residents Management Company - £500 for Hursley Park’s bee and butterfly bulb areas
  • Great Glen Parish Council - £500 for Coronation bench
  • Harborough South Cricket Club - £500 for children’s sports equipment
  • Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council - £500 for Coronation bench
  • Kibworth Grammar School - £480.92 for supplies for ongoing community group and Coronation celebration event
  • Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council - £500 for Coronation bench
  • Kimcote and Walton Parish Council - £500 for Coronation seating
  • Market Harborough CofE School PTFA - £500 for preloved school uniform
  • Ridgeway Primary School - £500 for Coronation school garden
  • Scraptoft Parish Council - £500 for Coronation tree planting
  • South Kilworth Parish Council - £450 for litter picking equipment and a community litter pick in recognition of the Coronation
  • South Leicestershire Veterans Drop In - £500 for sports equipment
  • Willoughbys Waterleys Parish Council - £500 for Coronation tree planting.

The following organisations received funding for Coronation celebrations:

  • Ashby Magna Parish Council (£500)
  • Ashby Parva Village Hall (£500)
  • Bitteswell with Bittesby Parish Council (£500)
  • Bruntingthorpe Parish Council (£500)
  • Burton Overy Parish Council (£500)
  • Claybrook Magna Parish Council (£253)
  • Cotesbach Parish Council (£250)
  • Falcon Support Services (£410)
  • Fleckney Kitten Club (£300)
  • Fleckney Parish Council (£500)
  • Great Bowden Flower Guild (£200)
  • Harborough Fayeres CIC (£500)
  • Houghton on the Hill Parish Council (£500)
  • Hungarton Parish Council (£500)
  • Leire Parish Council (£486)
  • Shawell Parish Council (£450)
  • Shearsby Parish Council (£500)
  • Smeeton Westerby Parish Council (£500)
  • South Kilworth Village Hall (£500)
  • The Chequers Swinford (£500)
  • The Coplow Centre (£350
  • Theddingworth Village Coronation Group (£413)
  • The Foxton Society (£470.50)
  • Tilton on the Hill and Halstead Parish Council (£500)
  • Tugby and Keythorpe Parish Council (£429)
  • Ullesthorpe Parish Council (£500).

Vicki Jessop, Director of Communities and Wellbeing at Harborough District Council, said: “These grants, funded by the council’s Coronation Community Grant Scheme, are a wonderful way to mark HM The King’s Coronation, whilst creating a long-lasting legacy in the Harborough district. I am pleased that we have been able to support so many worthwhile community projects that will benefit people’s health and wellbeing not just at this memorable time, but for generations to come. I hope people have a great weekend celebrating.”

For more information about the Coronation in the Harborough district visit