More than £20k handed out to well-being projects across Harborough

More than £20,000 has been handed out to boost community well-being projects across Harborough.

Friday, 11th December 2020, 5:58 pm
Updated Friday, 11th December 2020, 6:02 pm
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The cash is being given out to support organisations ranging from bowls clubs to scout groups by Harborough council.

The money is coming from the Council’s Community Grant Fund for projects which help provide or improve outdoor facilities, sports or art equipment for young people or improving the environment.

Projects being backed by the council are:

South Kilworth Bowls Club – £5,000 for a lawnmower to enhance the condition of the playing surface

Lutterworth Town Estates – £3,750 for gym style equipment for children at Coventry Road recreation ground

Kibworth Scout Group – £3,023.45 for a shed and portable outdoor equipment to enable them to continue with Covid-secure, face to face scouting

HDC Wellbeing / Everyone Active – £2,422.83 for a bicycle shelter and racks for Harborough Leisure Centre

HYACT The Cube – £2,356.42 to build a wooden shelter over the patio to enable group to continue with Covid-secure face to face meetings and update CCTV system

Gumley Parish Meeting – £1,312 for tree safety work in Crow Spinney Ancient Woodland

Broughton Astley Parish Council – £1,071 for a carved sculpture bench with plaque from felled trees

1st Bowden Scout Group – £1,016.69 for four event shelters and rechargeable lanterns to enable group to continue with Covid-secure, face to face scouting

Lutterworth Robins Netball Group – £846 for floodlights for outdoor training to enable group to continue with Covid-secure training.

Cllr Simon Whelband, Harborough council’s Cabinet lead for communities and wellbeing, said: “I am delighted that we have once again been able to allocate a significant amount of money to some really positive local projects, allowing many groups to continue to provide opportunities for residents in these challenging times.”

Grant submissions are invited during the next round of funding.

Details will be made available on the council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk/grants