Start For Life funded breastfeeding grants

This funding programme is closed to new applications.

View open health and wellbeing funding programmes.

We are inviting businesses and organisations across Kent to apply for a small grant to help make them more welcoming to breastfeeding mums.

The law protects women from being asked to leave a public space while breastfeeding and many businesses in Kent have signed up to support breastfeeding.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to businesses or not for profit organisations.

You could use the grant to:

  • train staff to support mothers
  • offer a family friendly area where mothers can feed her baby
  • install ramps for easy access for pushchairs and buggies
  • introduce hands-free technology
  • promote breastfeeding resources and NHS websites, such as Beside You and NHS Better Health Start for Life.

The grant cannot be used to fund:

  • activity organised for party political, religious or charity fundraising purposes
  • activity that promotes unhealthy behaviours or illegal activity (such as smoking, drinking or gambling)
  • higher education courses or the costs of attending training courses
  • projects where the activity is not open to the public (or schools)
  • capital schemes, though we may fund equipment purchase as part of a wider project
  • activity which has already taken place or is funded via other sources
  • anything which conflicts with Kent County Council’s policies
  • activities delivered by organisations that are not a legal entity.


Applications closed on 31 January 2024.

Resources and support

For more information, download our grant prospectus (PDF, 211.8 KB).

For information about how to support your customers, including resources such as stickers and posters visit our breastfeeding friendly Kent page.