Local projects benefit from share of £80k

Published Friday 12 May 2017

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

Harborough District Council’s Executive agreed, on 11 May 2017, to allocate funding totalling more than £80,000 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:

  • Fleckney Sports Centre – All weather pitch resurfacing (£23,000)
  • Fleckney Sports Centre – Acoustic curtains for sports hall (£4,000)
  • Gilmorton Village Hall – Replacement  of Village Hall heating system (£5,212)
  • Fleckney Allotment Association – Additional water tap for allotment (£510)
  • Fleckney Village Hall – Replacement of old heating system and insulation (£7,973)
  • Lutterworth FC – Re-modelling of the clubhouse to convert to a community hub offering youth club sessions and a community space (£22,500)
  • St Dionysius Church – New heating and lighting system to become more energy-efficient and new non-slip flooring (£10,000)
  • St Nicholas Church, Fleckney – Ground clearance and seeding to allow 24 more burial plots (£1,800)
  • Fleckney Silver Band – Replacement of band hall floor and internal cladding of walls (£7,973)

People are invited to submit grant applications during the next round of Section 106 funding; details will be made available on the council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk