Grants of between £3,000 and £16,000 are available.
Financial support will be given as a lump sum and must be used within 12 months of signing the funding agreement. The support is reserved for investment expenditure that is material (equipment, vehicles, ICT, furniture, furnishings etc) or non-material (e.g. a website, training, or staffing costs directly related to the project).
Any successful bidder for the Isle of Wight Foundation grant funding will be offered a funding agreement with conditions. The agreement will include arrangements that will be put in place to monitor how the project outcomes are being delivered. Any funding provided through the Isle of Wight Foundation can only be used for the purposes set out in any funding agreement.
All requests must fall within one of the IW Foundation’s key funding areas: Providing people with better chances to access training and development to improve their life skills and opportunity for employment or building stronger communities with more active citizens working together to minimise social exclusion.
The following will not be considered:
The Isle of Wight Foundation will consider applications from any community interest or not-for-profit organisations working on the Isle of Wight (for example, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations) that can meet the funding aims and criteria specified. It will not consider applications from individuals, private sector (profit based) organisations, statutory bodies, federations, public organisations, schools and educational establishments (schools ‘Friends’ associations’ applications will be considered if funding is towards non-statutory provision) institutions and political or religious organisations/groups.
An application form is provided on the website at the start of each grant call and should be completed in full (no handwritten forms will be considered) and returned to the Isle of Wight Foundation by email or post to the address detailed at the end of the application form. The deadline for the application will also be detailed on the form.
The grant call is usually issued in February, with closing date for applications around the beginning of May. Successful applicants will be notified later in the year with funding commencing the following January. Please check our page ‘How to apply for funding’ for more details.