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Last updated on: 16-Oct-2020

4. Rural businesses

80% of Gravesham is rural. Businesses based in rural Gravesham play an important role in the local economy but face different challenges to our urban businesses.

West Kent LEADER Funding Programme

West Kent LEADER is a source of funding available to farmers, growers, foresters, rural businesses and communities to help secure a sustainable future for rural West Kent. You can find out more about this programme on the West Kent Leader website.

Other Agencies & Services

A number of agencies and organisations play an important role in rural life, this page highlights a few, providing a short summary of their remit and where to find more information on their work and activities.

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

This is a UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. For more information visit the GOV.UK website.

Produced in Kent

Produced in Kent is a service dedicated to promoting products, food and drink made or grow in the county. If you are looking for locally produced goods or wish to promote your Kentish products visit the Produced in Kent website.

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage. The Woodland Trust is also a major land owner, purchasing woodland to protect it for future generations. For more information on Woodland Trust properties or the Trusts work visit the Woodland Trust website.

Farm Diversification Tool Kit

Developed by the Kent Downs AONB Unit the toolkit is designed to help farmers take a balanced and integrated approach to making changes on their farm. Covering the business, financial, heritage, environmental and planning issues the Toolkit offers anyone a first step introduction and web based 'source book'.

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