Romney Marsh Tourism and Investment Scheme
The new Romney Marsh Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS) is now open to applications. TISS will offer 0% loans ranging between £15,000-£50,000 for investment in new or improving existing tourism industry products on the Romney Marsh. Examples of such projects could include: hotels; serviced accomodation experiences; destination restaurants; spa and meeting facilities; attractions and activity products; high quality self-catering; camping/glamping and caravan parks.
Applicants must be located or seeking to move to the designated eligible areas within the Ashford and Shepway local authority areas:
- Ashford: the parishes of Aldington, Appledore, Bilsington, Bonnington, Kenardington, Newenden, Orlestone, Ruckinge, Stone-Cum-Ebony, Warehorne, Wittersham
- Shepway: the parishes of Brenzett, Brookland, Burmarsh, Dymchurch, Ivychurch, Lydd, Newchurch, New Romney, Old Romney, Snargate, St Mary in the Marsh
This scheme is funded by recycled loan repayments from the former Marsh Business Boost Loan Scheme and partner funding from the Magnox Socio-Economic programme, Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and Shepway District Council. More information and application forms can be found on the Kent County Council website. The deadline for applications is midnight 8th February 2018.