Grants given out by council for community projects

Published Tuesday 7 October 2014

Projects aiming to improve local communities have been given a boost thanks to funding allocated by the district council.

Councillors agreed which projects should be allocated the funding at a meeting of Harborough District Council’s Executive committee on Thursday (2 October 2014).

The funding has been made available through Section 106 contributions which are provided by housing developers for community and social infrastructure which is needed as a result of a new development taking place.

Projects which had grants approved were:

  • Kibworth Joint Recreation Committee – £125,000 for the purchase of Warwick Road recreation ground from Leicestershire County Council
  • Thurnby Memorial Hall – £20,260 for the installation of a production/ commercial kitchen and refurbishment of existing gallery kitchen
  • Broughton Astley Parish Council – £1,694 for the provision of a toilet block at the Parish Allotments

Projects which were deferred for future consideration were:

  • RFM Studios – £30,000 for Construction of a purpose built rehearsal room and recording studio facility

Meadowdale Primary School has been asked to re-submit its application form which was requesting funding for the Sports Hall facility.  However, since securing that funding elsewhere, the school now wishes to request funding for a toilet refurbishment project.  

Cllr James Hallam, who has responsibility for community well-being on the district council said: “We have approved grants for some very deserving community projects. However, we have deferred one application to ask for additional information and further clarification on their business plan. We have also asked for one application to be resubmitted with more information.”