Funding Available to Help Rural Businesses to Grow
Businesses and communities in the rural areas of West Kent will continue to have the opportunity to benefit froM LEADER grant funding totalling nearly £1.5 million until 31 March 2019. This news follows a period of uncertainty following the EU referendum last year.
Grants provided to rural small businesses, farmers, foresters and communities are towards capital projects that create jobs and grow the rural economy. So far, 12 projects in West Kent have been supported and funding of £290,000 awarded, to assist with the creation of 18 jobs. Projects funded so far have included a village community shop, irrigation equipment for soft fruit and asparagus, timber harvesting equipment, a gin distillery, farm diversification projects and a winery.
More information at West Kent Leader