Funding Schemes and Grants
Maidstone is waiting to welcome your business and a range of business incentives and support packages is available to help you locate and grow your company in the borough.
> Small Business Rate Relief
You can apply for Small Business Rate Relief if your property is in use and has a rateable value under £18,000.
> Rural Rate Relief
There are two types of Rural Rate Relief - mandatory and discretionary. You can get up to 100% relief off of the charge.
> Other Business Rate Relief
Some land and property as well as empty properties may be exempt or entitled to relief.
> LEADER Rural Business Funding
Funding to support rural enterprise
> Low Carbon Funding for the South East (LoCASE)
Low Carbon across the South East (LoCASE) is a funding programme from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supporting businesses in the region to improve their carbon efficiency.
> Kent and Medway Business Fund Loans
Loans from 100k - 500k are available.
> South East Business Boost Funding (SEBB)
Supporting SMEs in the South East with growth grants...
> KICKSTART scheme
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds
> Apprentice Funding
You may be entitled to an apprenticeship grant for up to 5 apprentices.
> Start Up Loan
Start or grow your own business… with the help of a government-backed Start Up Loan and free business support. A great alternative for individuals looking for business loans to fund their start up.
> New Enterprise Allowance
New Enterprise Allowance is a Government scheme designed to support your move into self-employment with mentoring support and financial assistance in the form of a weekly allowance for a total 26 weeks.
> Manufacturing Growth Programme Grant Scheme
Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth and enabling sustainable business improvement.
I-Construct helps SMEs grow by opening up new opportunities in the construction and built environment sector.
> Screwfix Foundation
Grants of up to £5,000 available to Uk based charities to help with repairs, maintenance and improvments.
> Thomas Wall Trust
Grants for registered charities towards specific projects that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.
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