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Kent and Medway is home to some of the most exciting and innovative food and drink businesses in the UK and internationally. From growers of fresh fruit and vegetables, to food processes and makers, through to engineers and robotics specialists automating our supply chain. 

Kent businesses are leading the way in healthy and sustainable food production. 

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Top five reasons to apply for business grant funding

Grants

Applying for grant funding can seem daunting. But with the right support, it could help grow your business in unexpected ways

Robotics in Agriculture

25.04.2024 | 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

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On the search for sustainable British hop varieties

Research

New research developments and funding to support the breeding of new, sustainable varieties of hops are set to boost the UK hop sector's fortunes

Growing speciality mushrooms from whiskey waste

Research

Canterbury Brewers & Distillery are testing growing mushrooms using the waste from their whiskey distillation with unexpected results

Business Sustainability Challenge

We are looking to fund innovative ideas to support sustainable production, products and packaging in the horticultural and plant-based food and drink supply chain. Grants worth between £10,000 and £50,000 are available. 

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