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The Rural Community Council For Kent and Medway

Welcome to Action with Communities in Rural Kent

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What we do


Action with Communities in Rural Kent (previously known as Kent Rural Community Council) is an independent voluntary organisation (Registered Charity No. 212796).

Membership is open to any organisation, community group or individual who supports our purpose. Benefits of membership include our monthly newsletter, "Rural News" and our periodical, "Oast to Coast" for news and information on rural issues, as well as invitations to participate in seminars, events and conferences at reduced rates, also one to one advice.


For more information on member benefits click here.

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Action with Communities in Rural Kent

The Old Granary, Penstock Hall Farm, East Brabourne, Kent TN25 5LL

Tel: 01303 813790

Emai: info@ruralkent.org.uk

    office2            office

Latest news

Dont forget to visit the events page for up and coming events throughout Kent (posted 09/07/14)


KARR Website Live

please visit www.kentruralretailers.co.uk (posted 09/07/14)


Kent Community Rural Retailer 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Kent Rural Retailer of the year competition will be held again this year. Closing date for entries is August 31st. Find out more and download an application form on our Rural Retail page. (posted 03/07/2014)



Rural Kent's - Achievements in 2013-2014 and Aspirations for 2014-2015   (posted 19/06/14)


East Kent Leader

The next round of Leader funding is due to commence in 2015. Action with Communities in Rural Kent is currently leading a consortium drawing up a bid that would obtain a share of Leader funding for East Kent, but we need your ideas! Find out more about Leader and how you can contribute suggestions on our East Kent Leader page. (Posted 16/06/14)


Fitting out your shop

A checklist of things to think about when fitting out your shop can now be downloaded from the "Rural Retail" page. Click on the "Our Work" tab above. (Posted 02/06/14).


Oast to Coast

The Summer 2014 edition of Oast to Coast is now being posted out to members. You can download a pdf version from our "Members" page too. (Posted 02/06/14).


Rural News

Rural News No 138 can now be downloaded from our Members Page. (Posted 09/07/14)


ESF Grants

A new round of European Social Fund Grants is now open to support smaller charities and social enterprises that help people get back to work.

The next deadline for applications is 1.00 pm on 1st September 2014. 

More details on our News, Grants & Funding and Events pages. (Updated 02/06/2014)



RURAL KENT STAFF (as at 20th May 2014)

Keith Harrison - Chief Executive

Rebecca Williams - Office Manager

Nigel Whitburn - Community Dev' Manager

Tessa O'Sullivan - Rural Housing Enaber

Jenny Bradbury - Community Halls Adviser

Carl Adams - Rural Officer

Liza Davies - Work Programme Manager

(+ 4 Work Programme Advisors)

Kathy Bugden - Rural Community Dev' Officer

Sharon Davies - Rural Retail Adviser

Maureen Walby - EU Project Manager