Romney Marsh Tourism Investment Support Scheme

The new Romney Marsh Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS) is now open to applications. The deadline for applications is midnight the 8th February 2018.

This scheme is funded by recycled loan repayments from the former Marsh Business Boost Loan Scheme and partner funding from the Magnox Socio‐economic programme, Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and Folkestone and Hythe District Council. TISS will offer 0% loans ranging between £15,000 – £50,000 for investment in new or improving existing tourist industry products on the Romney Marsh.

Examples of such projects could include: hotels; serviced accommodation experiences; destination restaurants; spa and meetings facilities; attractions and activity products;  high quality self-catering; camping/glamping and caravan parks.

Applicants must be located or seeking to move to the designated eligible areas within the Ashford and Shepway local authority areas:

Ashford: The parishes of Aldington, Appledore, Bilsington, Bonnington, Kenardington, Newenden, Orlestone, Ruckinge, Stone-Cum-Ebony, Warehorne, Wittersham.
Shepway: The parishes of  Brenzett, Brookland, Burmarsh, Dymchurch, Ivychurch, Lydd, Newchurch, New Romney, Old Romney, Snargate, St Mary in the Marsh.

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Complete the application form and provide the supporting documents request (available on website) and email them to by 8th February 2018.

These loans can be used as match funding for LEADER projects.