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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

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Latest news


Meeting Room for Hire

We have a small meeting room in our offices in East Brabourne

available for rent during office hours

Seating up to 10 people comfortably

Rates are £6 per hour plus optional refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits)

Please contact Becky Williams for details on info@ruralkent.org.uk


MEMBERSHIP 2014/2015

The membership form can now be downloaded from the membership page. (posted 12/02/14)


Oast to Coast

The Spring edition of Oast to Coast is now being mailed to members who can also download a pdf version from our Members page. (Posted 12/03/14)


Rural News

Rural News No 135 can now be downloaded from our Members Page. (Posted 12/03/14)

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 first deadline for applications is 1.00 pm on 7th April 2014. 

Action with Communities in Rural Kent are running free grant application workshops for those interested in applying for ESF Community Grants and other European and national funding streams. 

More details on our News, Grants & Funding and Events pages website. (Posted 13/02/2014)


Help for Rural Shops

A template for a Business Plan can now be downloaded from our Rural Shops page. (Posted 08/01/14)


New Renewable Energy Guide

Download a new practical guide to developing community renewable enrgy projects. Community owned renewable energy projects represent a powerful opportunity to give communities their own energy supply. They can also help reduce CO2 emmissions, generate income and act as a catalyst for other community based projects. (Posted 09/07/13)