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Successful Projects 2014-15

In 2014, nine projects have been selected to receive a grant from the Isle of Wight Foundation.

You can read more about individual projects by clicking on the links below which will be updated as they develop over the course of this year:

GROW (Giving Residents Opportunities & Wellbeing)

– helping support disadvantaged young people aged 16-25 to gain successful training, education and employment.

Isle of Wight Law Centre

– ensuring access to housing for homeless individuals who are not eligible to receive support from the local authority.

Niton Community Projects

– creating a multi-use community facility to promote social integration in Niton and the surrounding areas.


– helping train unemployed people over the age of 18, with few, if any skills, to learn a trade and gain skills and qualifications to help in their search for employment.

The Way Forward Programme

– supporting young people and adults with learning or physical disabilities to prepare for and enter employment by providing training, helping them to develop skills or securing qualifications.

UKSA (United Kingdom Sailing Academy)

– providing training and engagement programmes for young people who are disengaged from society, giving them training, skills and emotional resilience to overcome their personal barriers.

West Wight Sports Centre Trust

– increasing opportunities for training and skills development, improving employability and IT knowledge amongst residents living in the West Wight area.


– to support disadvantaged young people aged 19-25 to participate in a project called YMCA: Futures to help develop their self-confidence, creativity and employability.