The Isle of Wight is all about community

Community spirit can be found in the rural and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. We’ve gathered together stories that explicitly focus on the Island’s community to share with you.

They might be about a new volunteering scheme, charitable event or grants for local groups. If you have some community information you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved in Youth Futures project

Youth Futures poster:

The teams who impress the Dragons will receive £1,000 seed money and mentoring support. Why not give it a go?

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 3:09pm

By Steve Baker with one comment

First World War fallen remembered at Bembridge memorial orchard

Major Gen White - Lane End trees

Bembridge Parish Council, through the Green Towns Steering Group, planted a small remembrance orchard at Lane End Cemetery to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 1:15pm

By Emma Goldring with one comment

Have you won the Lifeboat Lotto?


This week’s numbers revealed. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Could you be a puppy parent? Volunteers needed for this vital charity

Kirsten and Isabel - Canine Partners

A charity that assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life is looking for puppy parents.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 3:03pm

By Laura Molyneaux

Appley Women’s Institute celebrate WI centenary

WI centenary baton

The WI is one hundred years old! To celebrate its centenary, a baton left Anglesey on January 1st 2014, where the first meeting was held. It has been traveling around the UK and last week was on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 8:37am

By Judith Lazell

Unique role for unique person on offer with Isle of Wight Scouts

Isle of Wight Scouts - cubs

For the first time on the Island, a paid role to promote Scouting has been created. The role will include helping to recruit more Scouts, Leaders and Helpers.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 7:39am

By Malcolm Cox

Nominate your ‘St John Ambulance Everyday Hero’

St John Ambulance :

St John Ambulance searches for life savers for its inspiring Everyday Heroes awards.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 4:32pm

By Kate Rutsch with one comment

Do you recognise any of these people?

Lost SD card - steephill -

OnTheWight are hoping to reunite a found SD card with its owner.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Have you won this week’s Lifeboat Lotto?

Fan of 20 pound notes

This week’s numbers revealed. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 7:02am

By Sally Perry

Crowd funding hopes to fight weed infestation and save water voles

Gareth Shelley, Duncan Spencer:

Natural Enterprise and The Community Fund have launched a crowd funding campaign to fund an ambitious project which will control weed infestation in the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 11:10am

By Nicole Shamier with 3 readers' comments

Book now for the return of the Prince & Princess Ball

Princess cake :

Following on from last year’s amazing success The Prince & Princess Ball will once again return to the Marquee kindly donated by Newclose Cricket Ground and made magical by Personalize, Event Decorators on 18th April 2015.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 11:01am

By Michaela White

Blue lights at the Spinnaker Tower for Girlguides

Island residents and those on the mainland with a view of Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth will be able to view it in a blue light on January 30th thanks to Girlguiding IW’s Island Commissioner Deborah Meadows.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:31am

By Suzanne Whitewood