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West Kent LEADER Grant Programme

The new programme has now officially 'opened for business'. West Kent LEADER is a source of capital grant funding available to rural businesses and communities to help secure a sustainable future for rural West Kent. Our main focus is on assisting local farmers, foresters and small rural businesses with bringing forward capital investment to help create and sustain rural employment and increase productivity.

The LEADER Programme is funded by DEFRA and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), with the West Kent LEADER being awarded €2,266,000 for the period 2015-2020 to deliver the strategy and support the rural economy of West Kent.

So, if you are looking to start-up or expand your rural business, or have a good project idea and think the funding could help, please get in touch by going to the West Kent LEADER website.