Isle of Wight Community

Grants of up to £3,000 to support community based organisations working to improve the lives of deprived people and communities throughout the Isle of Wight.

Programme Overview

Status Open
Opening Date 10/01/2022
Closing Date 07/02/2022
Minimum Grant £500
Maximum Grant £3,000
Location Isle of Wight
Causes Multiple Issues & Causes, Poverty & Disadvantage, Social Inclusion


  • General Eligibility

    We are particularly focusing on those who are disadvantaged at multiple levels or through multiple facets of their lives. Core grants will be considered if you can demonstrate that you will help to achieve these aims.

  • Target Beneficiaries

    People and communities suffering deprivation. We are particularly interested in hearing from groups addressing inequality that are led by or working with minority groups (including young people).

  • Acceptable Projects
    • Organisations applying which are based off the Isle of Wight need to demonstrate that they are addressing a need not provided for by IOW based organisations.
    • Themes of particular interest will include
    • Financial inclusion (eg projects which improve financial literacy and debt advice)
    • Capacity building including developing volunteering and  supporting governance / governance training
    • Digital inclusion (eg projects that enable people to make use of technology to improve their sense of belonging to their community, or which reduce social isolation)
    • Mental and physical wellbeing, including issues of social isolation
    • Activities addressing employability barriers
  • Exclusions
    • Grants that are solely for the provision of bursaries to individuals or families
    • Applications from individuals
    • Organisations NOT delivering services for the benefit of residents of the Isle of Wight
    • National charities (except in cases where local branches can prove independence)
    • Statutory bodies such as schools, city and county councils or health institutions unless the activities proposed are not statutorily required activities
    • Statutory activities such as curriculum school sport
    • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
    • Any party-political activity
    • Commercial ventures
    • Proselytising activities, i.e. active promotion of a specific religion or belief system
    • Any activity or organisation that excludes certain groups, except where that exclusion can be proved to be non-discriminatory
  • Application Guidance
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