Worthy projects receive major funding boost

Published Tuesday 8 September 2015

A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost thanks to the district council.

Harborough District Council’s Executive agreed, on Monday 7 September 2015, to allocate funding totalling more than £140,000 to a number of worthy projects.

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. 

Those projects which have successfully applied for funding are:

  • Swinford Parish Council – burial ground improvements (£11,484)
  • Harborough District Council – new footpath at Welland Park (£13,200)
  • Market Harborough Cricket Club – improvements to cricket facilities (£14,300)
  • Meadowdale School – upgrade of toilet facilities at community hall (£8,967)
  • Market Harborough Baptist Church – upgrade of toilet facilities (£18,742)
  • Market Harborough Sea Cadets – funding for minibus (£12,500)
  • Market Harborough In Bloom – provide water storage tank and planters in town (£11,092)
  • The Well, Kibworth – upgrading café area (£38,450)
  • Harborough District Council – improvements to town centre square with new bins and benches (£11,567)

Cllr Rosita Page, portfolio holder for communities, said: “We are delighted to be able to give out this money to some diverse and worthwhile projects which will make such a difference to communities across the district and benefit so many people.”

Leader of Harborough District Council Blake Pain said: “This adds to the hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants given out to communities by this council in the past couple of years. We will continue to invite applications for funding from the public so we can allocate even more money to projects which will make a positive difference.”

People are invited to submit grant applications during the next round of Section 106 funding when it opens at the end of September 2015.