Welcome to Kent Downs and Marshes & East Kent LEADER

 

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) LEADER Programme is a European Union rural funding approach, with grant funds available from late 2015 to December 2019.

The RDPE LEADER is a way of spending money on local issues, identified by people living in that area. This bottom up identification of local issues leads to locally tailored opportunities based on the economic, social, environmental and land based sector needs of the LEADER area.

The Whitehall & Industry Group are hosting an event for businesses on the topic of preparing for Brexit.

The event will take place 10:00 – 15:00 on Monday 7th October at KCC Sessions House in Maidstone. The event will explore how the public and private sector are preparing for Brexit, and the impact that it is going to have on UK borders and the businesses who rely on goods passing through customs in Kent.

Split into two panel sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Kent County Council, HMRC, DfT and the Border Delivery Group about the steps they are taking to prepare for Brexit and the uncertainty around customs and trading after 31 October. This will be supported by a session with industry representatives who will share the practical steps they are taking to prepare their businesses for change.

There are two ways you can sign-up for this event:

• Visit the WIG website using the event page

• Contact WIG directly via workshops@wig.co.uk

 

FOLLOWING THE RECENT KENT DOWNS AND MARSHES AND EAST KENT LAG MEetings .

WE CAN CONFIRM THAT ONLY LIMITED FUNDING IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PROJECTS TO BE GRANT FUNDED IN BOTH THE KENT DOWNS AND MARSHES & EAST KENT AREAS.

IF YOU are still seeking grant funding for your project, please contact either huw Jarvis (03000 417104/huw.jarvis@kent.gov.uk) or andrew sinclair (03000 412566/Andrew.sinclair@kent.gov.uk) to discuss your project.