Grants & Funding in Kent

Below is a vetted list of the current grants, loans and finance schemes recommended by the Chamber.

If you would like assistance in applying for any of these schemes please contact us on 01233 503838 or visit our Business Advice page to see what support is available in your area.

Last updated 16/02/2016

 Start Up Loan + 12 months Mentoring

  • 18+ years old
  • Pre-start or trading less than 24 months
  • Business based in Kent
  • Up to £25,000 low interest (6%) repaid over 5 years
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 Partners for Growth Loan in Medway

  • Established businesses only i.e. circa 2 years trading
  • Up to £10,000 interest free
  • Must pay business rates in Medway
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 Business Start up Grant in Medway

  • Pre-start only
  • Up to £1000 (£500 assets £500 lease)
  • Business must be based in Medway
  • Must attend KICC start workshop
  • Tell me more
 Leader Grant

  • Locally distributed match funded grants
  • Location dependant. Rural areas mostly
  • Find your Local Action Group online
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Innovation Vouchers UK

  • Grant competition for up to £5000
  • Can be used to assist product development and other commercial realisation.
  • Delivered by Innovate UK
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RGF Asset Grant scheme (Close Brothers)

  • 20% grant contribution towards asset finance
  • Commercial asset finance for balance
  • Must create or safeguard jobs
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 Housing Growth Partnership fund

  • A joint investment fund for SME house builders
  • £100million pot to support housing growth
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  Small Business Research Initiative grants

  • A multitude of funding competitions for hi-tech development and innovation
  • Match funded grants
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