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Rural Business Support

Please find details of support available to rural business in Tunbridge Wells below.

West Kent Rural Grants

Rural businesses and communities can apply to the West Kent Rural Grants scheme to support jobs, communities and economic growth.

The scheme is funded by the Government's Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF).

Grants of £2,000 to £25,000 are available.

Locally, the fund is being administered by The West Kent Partnership of Sevenoaks District Council, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

The funding is for capital projects and match funding is required.

Eligible local organisations must be within a rural area as defined by DEFRA. You can check this using the interactive Magic Map or our REPF map showing the eligible areas.

Other terms and conditions apply.

Make an application

Applications have closed for the funding year 2023-2024.

Please check for the opening of applications for 2024-2025 funding, which we aim to launch in autumn this year.

Government Support

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) provide funding opportunities for farmers and other land based rural businesses. Details of this support can be found on their website.