Leader Funding for Rural Businesses

Are you a rural businesses owner, farmer, forester, grower or landowner in Kent wishing to develop a new project that will strengthen and develop your business? Then you may be eligible for grant funding through DEFRA, under the Kent Rural Leader Programme. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to obtain funding to help you realise your growth plans and benefit not only your business and yourself, but also the wider rural area in which you live.

Eligibility for funding

To be eligible for funding your project should focus on Jobs and Growth and fall within at least one of the 6 main programme priorities outlined below:

  • Increasing Farm Productivity
  • Micro and Small Enterprises and Farm Diversification
  • Increasing Forestry Production
  • Provision of Rural Services
  • Cultural and Heritage Activity
  • Rural Tourism