How to apply for funding

Applications open each February, with the deadline usually at the beginning of May each year.

Those grant applications that meet the foundation’s criteria will be considered by a selection committee comprising representatives from Island Roads, its funding partners and a local community representative.

Shortlisted projects will be visited by a member of the panel (usually between June and August), who will convene at the end of September with the directors of the foundation’s funding organisations to make a final decision on which projects should receive funding. Grants are announced and awarded in December with successful programmes beginning the following January.

Applications should be submitted no later than 12 noon on 9th May 2023.  Please send your completed application by email to or by post or by hand to Island Roads, St Christopher House, 42 Daish Way, Newport. Isle of Wight. PO30 5XJ.

If you have any questions about the applications process please email