Funding & Support
Find available Funding and Support
We offer a wide range of funding options and support services for businesses in our area, including free business advice using our online chat tool and advice is also available through South East Business Boost.
Please Note: The Folkestone & Hythe High Streets Fund programme is now closed, and we are no longer accepting new applications.
Business Support Programmes
Folkestone and Hythe District Council offers business briefings with Pro-actions.Find out more
Folkestone and Hythe District Council signposts local businesses interested in employing local residents through apprenticeships. Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for your business to grow and viable career progression for young people.Find out more
EKC Into Work Scheme
Into Work, from East Kent College Group, recognises that achieving maths and English qualifications improves employment opportunities, promotes confidence and self-belief.Find out more
Business Loans and Grants
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.
Please note: The Folkestone & Hythe High Streets Fund programme is now closed, and we are no longer accepting new applications.
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There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. New rules took effect on 1 January 2021.Find out more
SELEP COVID-19 Recovery Funds Programme
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has announced a new £4.4 million COVID-19 Recovery Funds Programme.Find out more
Free Live Chat Support
Businesses in Folkestone and Hythe 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.Find out more