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.

Business Support

Folkestone and Hythe District Council offers business briefings with Pro-actions.

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Apprenticeships

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.

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Folkestone & Hythe High Streets Fund

The District Council has established a High Streets grant scheme to support improvements and encourage new and innovative ideas to help our high streets adapt and thrive in the future.

Folkestone & Hythe High Street Fund – UPDATE COVID-19

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Other Grants and Loan 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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Brexit Transition

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.

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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.

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