Red Funnel Travel Voucher Scheme

Red Funnel has established a transport support scheme to support voluntary and community groups based on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire. The Red Funnel Travel Support Scheme can help groups by contributing towards travelling across the Solent on Red Funnel vehicle ferries and Red Jet services.

Isle of Wight and Hampshire based Community and Voluntary organisations, including groups or schools that work with Children, youth, seniors and people with a disability can apply to the fund. The fund does not offer raffle prizes and is unable to offer direct support to individuals, but local community and voluntary groups can make an application on behalf of an individual so we encourage individuals to contact a local group if they
require travel support.

NB: Only one voucher of up to £200 is available to any one organisation per year.

Click here to read the Red Funnel Travel Leaflet.

Programme Overview

Status Open
Opening Date 31/03/2022
Closing Date 30/11/2022
Minimum Grant £25
Maximum Grant £200
Location Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton
Causes Transport


  • General Eligibility

    Isle of Wight and Hampshire based Community and Voluntary organisations, including groups or schools that work with children, youth, seniors and people with a disability.

    Applicants must apply at least 4 weeks in advance of their planned travel dates. Please note we can only consider an application when ALL required documentation is received.

    Before submitting, groups MUST contact Paula Lewis or Amanda Haddow at Red Funnel on 01983 681338 or email to get a quote for proposed travel costs. Due to the huge demand for the travel vouchers, groups MUST know the dates they wish to travel and dimensions of any vehicles before obtaining a quote. Successful groups will receive an award towards the cost of ferry travel which will then be booked through Red Funnel. Applicants are advised to avoid travelling during peak periods.

    Applicants will need to complete a short application form explaining why they are requesting support and attach their constitution or set of rules that they use as a governing document. After travelling, groups will need to inform HIWCF how the travel award was used for community benefit, supply a copy of the e-ticket, and if possible photographs of the trip.
    In Partnership with Red Funnel.

  • Exclusions

    Each application will be considered on an individual basis and vouchers of up to £200 may be awarded. If the cost is more than £200, the customers must pay the remaining amount.

    Only one application per year per group.

    Sports clubs

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