Funding & Support

Find available Funding and Support

We offer a wide range of funding options and support services for businesses in our area, including one-to-one support and Shepway Apprenticeship Grant programme. Sign up for FREE face-to-face business support.

Business Support

Shepway District Council offers business briefings with Pro-actions and a wide range of high quality support services for local businesses through a contract with Let’s Do Business.

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Shepway Apprenticeship Grant

Shepway District Council gives grants for local businesses to employ local residents as apprentices. Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for your business to grow and viable career progression for young people.

The Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme is now closed to new applications.

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Other Funding

Every business could do with a growth boost and if you’re an expanding business or an ambitious start-up, we can help you access the finance you need through experts that are able to help you secure these funds.

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Marsh Million

The Marsh Million £1 million growth fund helped more than 20 Romney Marsh businesses to start up or expand. It is currently closed to applications, but once loans are repaid the funding will be recycled to help promote further business opportunities.

 

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Folkestone CLLD Programme

Are you a charity, voluntary or public sector organisation or business interested in accessing European funding for projects to help people into work or businesses to grow in central Folkestone?  If so read on. The CLLD initiative is part funded by the ERDF and ESF programmes.

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Free Live Chat Support

Businesses in Shepway can now access online business advice through a FREE Live Chat in one click. Expert business advice is provided by Kent and Medway Growth Hub, providing easy access to support for businesses to start-up and grow.

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