West Kent Rural Grant Scheme
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 £24,999 are available for the 2024/25 financial year.
The funding is for capital projects and match funding is required. Other terms and conditions apply.
Grant decision panel dates
Applications are considered by a grant panel that meets throughout the year. The next panel meeting dates are:
Wednesday 24 January 2024
The deadline to submit your application for this meeting is Wednesday 10 January 2024.
Tuesday 6 March 2024
The deadline to submit your application for this meeting is Tuesday 21 February 2024.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
The deadline to submit your application for this meeting is Tuesday 2 April 2024.
Further grant decision panel dates will be released while funding remains available. Should funding for a particular local authority already be fully allocated prior to any of the published grant panel dates, we will update this webpage accordingly.
The West Kent Rural Grant scheme will close when all funds have been allocated.
Please note: being in an eligible area as defined by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) or meeting the scheme’s criteria does not automatically entitle you to a grant award. The scheme is competitive, awards are made at the panel’s discretion and the panel’s decision is final.
Make an application
To be eligible, your organisation must be within a rural area of Sevenoaks District, Tonbridge and Malling Borough or Tunbridge Wells Borough as defined by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). You can check this using the interactive Magic Map or the REPF map showing the rural areas.
Before you apply, you should read the application guidance and the application form questions on the Sevenoaks District Council website. You will need to complete your online application in one session, so please have your answers ready. Incomplete applications will not be considered.