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Research and Innovation Grants

We are investing £5m in research and development grants for Kent and Medway. 

We provide a range of research grants worth from £5,000 to £250,000. Whether you want to find alternative ways to protect crops, or create a new use for your waste products, we have funding to invest in your innovation projects.

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

£600,000 available for sustainable food and drink innovation

Grants

Grant funding for businesses with innovative ideas to sustainably transform the fresh produce and supply chains and create circular economies.

Saving energy in apple storage

Grants

C Hulme & Sons, are using our grant to test new technology and artificial intelligence to reduce the amount of energy needed to store apples.

Food sector’s first-ever trial of revolutionary water-purification technology goes live at Kent vertical farm

Grants

A water-saving trial is underway at a vertical farm in Kent, following a £29,000 grant awarded from our Business Sustainability Challenge.

Apply for a grant or funding opportunity

Whether you want to test new prototype or implement a large-scale trial, we have a range of grants available for you.

Growing Kent & Medway Grants

Prototyping and Demonstrator Fund

Funding Available: £150,000

End date: 24.01.2024

Business Innovation Vouchers

Funding Available: £30,000

End date: 24.01.2024

Business Sustainability Challenge

Funding Available: £10,000 to £50,000

End date: 30.04.2024

Additional Funding & Grants

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: Phase 3

Funding Available: £185 million

End date: 19.04.2024

Feasibility studies for AI solutions: Series 2

Funding Available: £25,000 to £50,000

End date: 08.05.2024

Horizon Europe Pump Priming Programme

Funding Available: £6,000

End date: 31.12.2024

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