Still time to apply for IW Foundation grant

Posted on: April 6, 2022 at 12:07 pm Group of nine people standing with a large cheque

There is still time for community groups and charities to apply for a grant from the Isle of Wight Foundation, a charitable trust established by Island Roads and its partners that seeks to support project that tackle social exclusion.

Grants of between £3,000 and £16,000 are available for eligible projects, from a total funding pot of around £80,000.

Almost £600,000 has been given to eligible groups since the foundation was established, funding important projects including new minibuses, computers and tablets, community gardens, sports equipment, refurbishing buildings and providing training opportunities.

Groups have until midday on May 2 to submit their completed applications for the latest round of funding.

IW Foundation chairman Rob Gillespie said: “Since 2014, we’ve been able to support scores of groups in their efforts to make a real positive difference to the lives of a great many people on the Island.

“But the first step is for the groups to make an application. We’d be delighted to hear from any organisation who has a project that could benefit from IW Foundation funding and they still have time to make an application.”

The partners making up the IW Foundation are Ringway Island Roads, Meridiam, Island Roads Services and Vinci Concessions.

Full eligibility criteria and details of the application process can be found in the Isle of Wight Foundation section of the Island Roads website www.islandroads.com/iw-foundation/