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 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

Before you apply, you should:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply online