Free support for businesses in West Kent
Local businesses in West Kent can access free support through the West Kent Business Support Programme, which is funded by the West Kent Partnership.
Kent and Medway Growth Hub
The Kent and Medway Growth Hub provides a range of information to help with starting, growing and expanding your business.
West Kent LEADER Grant Programme
This programme, funded by DEFRA and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), offers a source of funding to farmers, growers, foresters, rural businesses and communities to help secure a sustainable future for rural West Kent. If you are looking to start up or expand your rural business or have an idea for a project and think the funding could help, visit the West Kent Leader website for more details.
Better Business for All
Free professional advice is available from the Better Business for All local partnership in Kent, whether you need advice on starting up a business or would like information on each type of regulatory service.
They can help you to save time and money and ensure that your business complies with statutory obligations.
Improve your business environmental performance and save money
The Steps to Environmental Management Scheme (STEM), run by Kent County Council, helps businesses to improve their environmental performance and save money through a series of assessments and certificates.
To sign up for the free workshops and for more information about this scheme please visit Kent County Council's STEM page.
For business advice, try the 'Ask Phil' instant message service provided by our partners the Kent & Medway Growth Hub - see the tab on the bottom right of this page.