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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 will be held at the beginning of May 2024, with the date and deadline for application yet to be confirmed.

Further grant decision panel dates will be released while funding remains available.

The West Kent Rural Grant scheme will close when all funds have been allocated.

Please note: being in an eligible area as defined by 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.

Apply online.