Thanks to Linda’s previous experience and knowledge of EU funding, we found a rather favourable option within the LEADER European Funding Programme. This allowed us to plan for a new bespoke brewery, rather than a used one. However, in deciding to apply for funding, there were certain criteria that we had fulfil, one of which was to obtain 3 like for like quotes. After spending some time working out our requirements, we were able to create a technical specification for suppliers to quote for. The Kent Downs and Marshes LEADER Team were very helpful and supportive throughout the process of completing the application form, but it was still a time-consuming process with many revisions. However, this was eventually submitted in time for the September meeting.