Funding

There are a number of funding opportunities available within the Harborough District. So if you are an individual looking to upskill your qualifications to deliver club sessions, a sports club needing some more equipment or an organisation looking for longer term income please have a look at the opportunities below.

There are even more funding opportunities available through the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport Funding finder which can be found here


Harborough Sports Club Grant

Active Harborough District have grants of up to £250 available for sports clubs and organisations in the Harborough District. If your club needs funding for equipment, qualifications, expansion or something else, find out if you are eligible and apply by clicking here


Equipment Buy-Back Scheme

The equipment buy back scheme is aimed at community groups and parishes wanting to increase available physical activity opportunities but require access to equipment in order to set up the session. For more information, please click here


Harborough Lotto

Harborough Lotto is a weekly online lottery. All funds raised go to good causes that benefit the local communities in Harborough.

There are a number of local sports clubs in Harborough who have signed up to the lotto as a good cause, and are raising a steady income through ticket sales.

For more information about the Harborough Lotto and how to get involved, please click here


Section 106

Section 106 Planning Obligations are legal agreements between Harborough District Council and developers related to granting planning permission for properties in the district. 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.

For more information about Section 106 Grant Funding, how it is distributed and for deadline dates, please visit the Harborough District Council webpage


Community Grant Funding

The Community Grant Fund is an inclusive fund, open to all Parishes, and voluntary and community groups, and has been used to support larger scale projects and smaller scale facilities, up to £5000.

For the most recent Community Grant priorities and deadline dates, please visit the Harborough District Council Website


SHIRE Community Grant

To help deliver the priorities of Leicestershire County Council's, the SHIRE Community Grant programme will enable voluntary and community sector organisations (including social enterprises and Town/Parish Councils) to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which help to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Leicestershire.

Eligible organisations will be able to access large grants of up to £10,000 and/or smaller grants of up to £3,000 for community based projects and activities that are specifically focused on supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities.

For more information about the SHIRE Community Grant Scheme, please click here


Further Funding

For information on additional funding streams, or for free help and advice on how to apply for funding for your club - please visit Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's funding pages or contact Annette Kendrick on a.kendrick@LRSport.org or 01509 564858.