Kent was previously covered by two Leaders:
West Kent Leader, and Kent Downs and Marshes Leader, but in the new round of funding, Kent has also obtained a new East Kent leader group, this means that now 97% of rural Kent can benefit from this great Programme.
Funding is now available in the following geographical areas:
- East Kent Leader – covers the rural areas of Thanet, Canterbury, Dover, Swale (East of and including Faversham) and Shepway (north of the Romney marshes).
- West Kent Leader – covers the rural areas of Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, and part of rural Gravesham.
- Kent Downs and Marshes Leader – covers the rural areas of Ashford, Maidstone, Medway, Swale (west of Faversham), and the Romney Marshes.
These areas are based on economic coherence and existing partnerships rather than administrative boundaries.