SELEP funding

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has been established to drive economic growth across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

It’s one of 39 partnerships set up by the government to determine economic priorities while making investments and delivering projects that will drive growth and create local jobs.

Through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (SELEP) Local Growth Fund, national government is investing £40million in Medway’s regeneration.

The regeneration projects include:

  • Strood Town Centre
  • Strood Waterfront
  • Chatham Placemaking
  • Innovation Park Medway
  • A289 Four Elms Roundabout
  • Medway City Estate
  • Cycling Action Plan

Find out more about SELEP

Getting Building Funding

Britton Farm Learning, Skills and Employment Hub 

We have been allocated up to £1.99million of Getting Building Funding (GBF) by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), to create a learning skills and employment hub. The skills hub will be on the vacant top floor of Britton Farm, a former shopping centre in Gillingham.

The skills hub, which will be run by Medway Adult Education, will help adults to:

  • retrain
  • upskill
  • get employment opportunities

The courses will be tailored towards helping residents gain skills for highly valued jobs which are being created across Medway.

We are preparing a business case to submit to SELEP and will find our about the final funding award later this year. 

Britton Farm development

The ground floor of Britton Farm has been converted into modern offices in partnership with Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT).

Our own housing company, Medway Development Company (MDC), will build 44 affordable homes in the old loading bay at Britton Farm, as well make improvements to public realm in the area as part of this project.