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Funding from building projects

Grant funds we currently offer for community organisations are:

Funding from Section 106 planning obligations

Section 106 Planning Obligations are legal agreements between us and developers related to us granting planning permission.  They help make development proposals acceptable when they might otherwise be unacceptable. They ensure that a proposed development contributes to the creation of sustainable communities, particularly through contributions towards community buildings and facilities such as affordable housing and education.

Read more about Section 106 planning obligations.

Read how we secure Section 106 obligations in the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document.

Section 106 funding

Round 1 2018 is now open for applications.  Submit your Section 106 grant application form (DOCX, 80KB). Round 1 applications must be submitted by Friday 19 January 2018.  Grant application guidance notes (DOCX, 1.1MB) have also been written to assist with grant applications.  We strongly recommend that you refer to these when completing your form but if you have any queries please contact us on

Section 106 funding is available to those parishes who have seen large scale developments over recent years. The funding available is made up of developer contributions paid over to Harborough District Council. Parishes who currently can apply for Section 106 funding are:

  • Broughton Astley
  • Thurnby and Bushby
  • Fleckney
  • Gilmorton
  • Great Easton
  • Great Glen
  • Lutterworth
  • Kibworth
  • Market Harborough
  • Scraptoft

Funding available

There are Section 106 Grant funds available in the following parishes. Applications can only be submitted for capital projects from organisations (community and voluntary groups) within these parishes. The funding figures below for leisure facilities have already been committed.

Parish  Community Facility funding available    Open Space funding available Play Area funding available  
Broughton Astley


£63,461.18 for leisure facilities

£137,268.37 (Recreation Facilities)

£3,320.73 (Semi-Natural Green Space)

£5,405.31 (Enhanced Burial Grounds)

Not applicable

Thurnby and Bushby


Not applicable

Not applicable

Fleckney £25,087.86 (Sports Facilities)
  • £2,070.53 for parks and gardens
  • £4,658.48 for offsite Amenity Green Space
  • £872.98 for allotments
  • £3,954.68 for cemeteries
Not applicable



£4,559.64 for cemeteries

Not applicable

Great Bowden



Not applicable

Great Easton £3,677.57 Not applicable Not applicable

Great Glen

Not applicable

£8,333.51 for cemeteries

Not applicable

The Kibworths



£12,399.16 (for Cemeteries)




  • £18,146.28 for allotments
  • £40,867.17 for cemeteries
  • £16,716.16 for parks and gardens

Not applicable

Market Harborough

  • £140,853.01
  • £38,390.35 for leisure facilities


Not applicable



£23,837.49 for cemeteries


Through the grant streams we allocate the Community Facilities and Off site Recreation contributions. This money has been collected by Harborough District Council from the developer, according to the trigger point identified in the Section 106 agreement (payment must be made once a certain number of houses have been occupied on site). We then administer the grant process to disseminate this money into the parishes with the development.

The Section106 Grant guidance notes identifies the types of projects which can be funded through Community Facilities and Offsite Recreation contributions. 

Grant process

Grants will be scored consistently against a scoring sheet with weighted criteria associated with Section 106 funding.  

All applications go through an 8 to 10 week grant process, with the final decision being taken by the Executive Sub Committee. 

Successful applicants will be asked to sign a terms and conditions document for accepting the funding.  On receipt of this signed document, and after all specific conditions for the grant have been approved, payments will be made.

Projects that received funding

View a list of projects that received funding and details of the funding provided (XLS, 94KB).