Funding from building projects

Funding from Section 106 planning obligations

Grant funds we currently offer for community organisations are:

Funding known as Section 106 (S106) can be used to develop and / or improve community facilities and various open spaces. This funding has been secured through a planning obilgation request which is a deed or agreement attached to the land that is the subject of a planning permission. Contributions secured through planning obligations are used to mitigate or compensate for the negative impacts of a development.

Read more about Section 106 planning obligations.

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


Who can apply for Section 106 funding

Applications for Section 106 funding can be submitted by:

  • Town/Parish Councils or a constituted Parish Meeting
  • Any constituted commutiy/voluntary group based within the Harborough District specifically the parish to which the Section 106 money is associated with
  • Registered charities
  • Schools

Applications are treated on a first come first served basis and will be scheduled in for the next suitable Cabinet Sub Committee date providing all required information has been provided. It is strongly advised that groups wishing to make a grant application should first contact our Comunity Facilities Officer for an initial discussion.

Email: grants@harborough.gov.uk

Next Cabinet Sub Committee Meeting for Section 106 Grants: Wednesday 23rd March 2021 (application deadline for this meeting is Friday 8th January 2021)


Apply for S106 Funding

You can complete a S106 Application form here: Section 106 grant application form (DOCX, 64KB)

We strongly recommend that you refer to the guidance notes when completing your form, S106 Guidance notes: Grant application guidance notes (PDF, 352KB). If you have any queries please contact grants@harborough.gov.uk.

Section 106 funding is available to those parishes who have seen large scale developments over recent years. Parishes are informed of available contributions on a quarterly basis