West Kent Rural Grants | Sevenoaks District Council

West Kent Rural Grants

Rural businesses and communities can apply to the West Kent Rural Grants scheme (funded by the Government’s Rural England Prosperity fund) for funding to support jobs, communities and economic growth.

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:

Tuesday 16 July 2024
The deadline to submit your application for this meeting is Tuesday 25 June 2024.

Tuesday 23 July 2024
The deadline to submit your application for this meeting is Tuesday 2 July 2024.

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 and awards are made at the Panel’s discretion. The Panel’s decision is final.

Make an application

Before you apply, you should:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply online

Purchasing second-hand equipment

Please see our guidance and the declaration you must complete if you are proposing to purchase second-hand equipment with West Kent Rural Grant funding.

Advice and declaration for purchasing second-hand equipment