Here are the community schemes across Harborough that have received vital funding totalling more than £130,000

The grassroots schemes are all being backed by Harborough District Council

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:31 am
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:32 am
A string of community schemes across Harborough have received vital funding totalling more than £130,000.

A string of community schemes across Harborough have received vital funding totalling more than £130,000.

The grassroots schemes are all being backed by Harborough District Council.

The authority is handing out the cash to a stream of “exciting projects” in the district.

The initiatives are benefiting from ‘Section 106’ money.

The cash is provided by developers for “community projects and social infrastructure in locations where development has taken place”, said the council.

Projects which have successfully applied for funding are:

- Claybrooke Joint Burial Board – £31,775.74 for land adjacent to the cemetery to provide future burial space

- Fleckney Parish Council – £6,800 to seek planning advice for a new modern sporting facility which could also host theatre, drama and dance groups in the village, as well as plays, shows and cinema nights

- Fleckney Parish Council – £18,287.86 for a secure storage unit for the local football club

- Great Bowden Parish Council – £62, 895.76 to enhance a recently-purchased recreation ground with full wheelchair accessibility, new play equipment and eco-friendly LED lighting

- Fleckney Parish Council on behalf of the allotment association – £2,135 for path improvements for allotment plots

- South Kilworth Village Hall Committee – £21,156.00 for improvements to multi-purpose changing rooms, Bowls Club room and toilet facilities

- Lutterworth Town Council – £2,031.37 for improved security gate and fencing at the allotments site

- Lutterworth Town Council – £2,475.00for security shutters for the pavilion on Coventry Road park

- Lutterworth Town Council – £3,951.04 for improvements to the Memorial Garden including seating and refurbishment of memorial.

- South Kilworth Village Hall Committee – £10,931.09 to refit the kitchen in the Village Hall and bar improvements.

Cllr Simon Whelband, Harborough council's cabinet lead for wellbeing, communities and housing said: "This is a significant amount of money for some really exciting projects across the district at a time when funding is often hard to come by.

“These projects will provide much-needed activities, facilities and infrastructure to benefit residents in both the short and longer term."

Organisations from areas with Section 106 funding are invited to submit grant applications.

Details of these areas are available on the council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk/grants