photo showing adults from Island Roads and Ability Dogs for Young People charity with dogs and a large cheque

Successful projects 2019-20

In 2019, seven projects were selected to receive grant funding from the Isle of Wight Foundation.  You can read more about these projects below:

Wessex Cancer Trust

Awarded funding to set up a new counselling outreach service working with Island schools to help young people whose lives are affected by cancer.

Isle of Wight Beach Soccer

Awarded funding to provide more activities to young people and in particular develop opportunities for participation by girls.

Wight Dash

Awarded funding to upgrade its kitchen facilities and create a homely setting in which women can take part in creative activities such as sewing and baking as part of an initiative to build confidence and develop a sense of belonging.

Phoenix Club

Awarded funding to buy a new minibus to transport its clients, aged between 19 and 82 and with moderate to profound and multiple disabilities who live across the Island, to its base in Salters Road, Haylands and also to take them to and from off-site activities.

Cowes Sailability

Awarded funding to help the charity purchase a specially designed Island-built motorboat that is fully wheelchair accessible.

Ability Dogs for Young People

Awarded funding so a wheelchair accessible lift can be installed at Ability Dogs 4 Young People’s training centre in Sandown.

Wight SAR

Awarded funding to purchase new equipment including a high-resolution thermal imaging camera, outdoor waterproof clothing and three new laptops with the latest software linked to other regional emergency services.