Information for our Communities – Business Support

Business Support

Business Support

Kent & Medway Growth Hub

The Kent and Medway Growth Hub forms part of the South East Business Hub, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s overarching business support programme, which also supports local hubsin East Sussex and Essex, Southend and Thurrock. The Hub helps new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.


Phone: 01233 225447

Swale Borough Council

Swale Economic Development Update – 12 May 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Update

As you will be aware, the government updated its COVID-19 advice at the weekend.

Swale Borough Council has provided links to the latest advice for businesses.


Business rates revaluation postponed

 The government has announced that the business rates revaluation will no longer take place in 2021, to help reduce uncertainty.  The full story can be found on the government website.


Swale Borough Council has sent out letters to about the availability of a Government grant of £10,000 or £25,000.

You can check if your business meets the eligibility criteria by looking at the following links for the Small Business Grant Funding (£10,000) ( and the Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (£10,000-25,000) (

If you meet the criteria, you can register your details online. You’ll need the following:

  • Your business rates account number;
  • VAT number (if this is not applicable please type NA in the form);
  • Company number (if this is not applicable please type NA in the form);
  • Your businesses address, including postcode;
  • The date of birth of the applicant.

You can submit your details and find out more at this link:

If you have any questions, please email