Welcome to the home page of the Thames Gateway Kent Partnership.
Our vision is to make Thames Gateway Kent the place to be - to live, work, study, invest and enjoy your leisure. Our role is to help create the conditions to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity. You can find out more about our partnership, activities and the Thames Gateway Kent area in the pages below.
Government publishes details of initial Growth Deals for Local Enterprise Partnerships
On 7th July the Government published details of initial Growth Deals with each of the 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships. These include allocations for projects and programmes due to commence funding in 2015/16. The South East Local Enterprise Partnership has been allocated £442.1 million, of which £43.9 million is specifically for projects in North Kent, complemented by other schemes operating across Kent and Medway. For more information, see South East Local Enterprise Partnership.
TGKP Launches 2014-20 Plan for Growth
At our Summer Business Breakfast, held on Tuesday 17th June 2014, we published the brochure version of our 2014-20 Plan for Growth. Click here to download a copy and view other related documents. See our Business Events page to view presentations given at the Breakfast and to see details about forthcoming events.
TGKP will be co-sponsoring the North Kent B2B Event on Thursday 16th October 2014 at the Woodville Halls, Gravesend.
For more information, including opportunities for sponsorship and exhibiting, click here. To see highlights of last year's event, which included the presentation of cheques to the first seven projects to receive funding under the TIGER programme, watch the video clip.
European Commission confirms Assisted Area Status for Medway-Swale Arc
On 21 May, the European Commission approved the UK Government's Assisted Areas Map. Assisted Areas benefit from eligibility for regional aid, other forms of State Aid and certain tax allowances. The Medway-Swale Arc, extending across much of Medway and Swale from Rochester Airport to Kent Science Park, is included on the map, which takes effect from 1 July 2014. Click here to see the Government's brief introduction to what Assisted Areas can offer.
TGKP responds to the Airports Commission's call for evidence on the feasibility of an Inner Estuary Airport
To see our response, click here.
In its first year, more than 20 businesses have now secured interest-free TIGER loans to grow their companies and create new jobs. A celebration event at Princes Park Stadium saw the handover of cheques to some of the successful applicants - see the Press Release. For more information about TIGER, go to our Finance page or go direct to www.tiger20million.co.uk.
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