Community projects get welcome funding boost

Published Wednesday 27 July 2016

Worthy projects across the Harborough district are to share more than £130,000.

Harborough District Council’s Executive sub-committee for grants agreed the funding allocations on Tuesday 26 July 2016.

The grants are being made available using Section 106 funding provided by developers, in specific localities, to encourage and support sustainable communities by providing new, or supporting upgrades to, community buildings and recreation spaces.

Those projects receiving funding are:

  • Market Harborough Rugby FC – £79,800 towards the upgrade of the floodlights and drainage systems on the club’s main three pitches
  • Lutterworth Town Hall – £25,000 towards the main entrance upgrade project to improve accessibility to the community facility
  • Kibworth Joint Recreation Committee – £18,272.93 for an upgrade to the surfacing of the Warwick Road car park, and the provision of new bins, benches and notice board in that locality
  • Kibworth Village Hall - £9,500 for the upgrading of village hall facilities

Councillor Michael Rickman, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for performance management and rural, said: “It is pleasing to see this money being made available for such worthwhile projects. We would encourage people to apply for the next round of grants which they can do in the autumn. Details will be on the council’s website.”