Romney Marsh Tourism Investment Support Scheme

The new Romney Marsh Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS) is partly funded by recycled loan repayments from the former Marsh Business Boost Loan Scheme and partner funding from the Magnox Socio‐economic programme, Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council and Shepway District Council.

The scheme is now open and will close 8 February 2018.

TISS will offer 0% loans ranging between £15,000 - £50,000 for investment in new or improving existing tourist industry products on the Romney Marsh.

Examples of such projects could include:

  • hotels
  • serviced accommodation experiences
  • destination restaurants
  • spa and meetings facilities
  • attractions and activity products
  • high quality self-catering
  • camping/glamping and caravan parks.


Applicants must be located or seeking to move to the designated eligible areas within the Borough of Ashford. This includes the parishes of Aldington, Appledore, Bilsington, Bonnington, Kenardington, Newenden, Orlestone, Ruckinge, Stone-Cum-Ebony, Warehorne, Wittersham.

It also includes the District of Shepway, parishes of  Brenzett, Brookland, Burmarsh, Dymchurch, Ivychurch, Lydd, Newchurch, New Romney, Old Romney, Snargate, St Mary in the Marsh.

How to apply

Read the guidance for the Romney Marsh Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS) (PDF, 597.0 KB).

Complete the application form (DOC, 212.0 KB) and email it to by 8 February 2018.

Supporting documents

You can use the following templates to support your application:

Cash flow template (XLSX, 31.5 KB)
TISS State Aid De Minimis Declaration (DOC, 72.5 KB)