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 the Kent and Medway Growth Hub on 01233 225447 or visit our Business Advice page to see what support is available in your area.

Last updated 11/01/2018

Kent and Medway Business Fund

  • offering 0% loans between £50,000 and £500,000 if you are:
  • a small or medium sized business in Kent or Medway
  • creating or safeguarding jobs
  • developing or expanding products, services, or processes that will lead to new jobs, deliver business growth and improve productivity
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LoCASE Grant Scheme

  • £10,000 match funded (60/40%) grant/support
  • Growth related projects
  • Sustainability must be a feature

To find out if your business is eligible please email: kentandmedwaygrowthhub

Leader Grant

South East Business Boost

For small to medium sized business (with under 250 staff and a turn over under €50m)

  • Can support capital purchases only
  • Must have received a grant offer letter from SEBB before starting the project
  • Grant can be up to 30% of the total of eligible goods or services (£1000- £10,000)

To find out if your business is eligible please email: kentandmedwaygrowthhub

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
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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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Small Business Research Initiative Grants

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