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 grab share of £80,000 grant funding

Don’t miss your chance to grab share of £80,000 grant funding

The money is coming from the 'Isle of Wight Foundation', funded by the partners of Island Roads.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 5:49pm

By Sally Perry

International camp for Island Guides

Girl Guides Ventnor Wings:

Members and leaders from Island Guide Units attended an International Camp in Berkshire during the school summer holiday.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 8:16am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Calling all Kayakers to join the Oar-some Memories Flotilla

oarsome memories challenge :

The Oar-some Memories Challenge Team is calling all kayakers to take up their paddles and join them on Saturday 20th September for the Oar-some Memories Flotilla.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 7:53am

By Ben Rust

Fancy taking part in the Great South Run for charity?

Great South Run

The school still has a few places on their team running in the Great South Run in October.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 2:11pm

By Sally Perry

Community Growing Scheme an ‘historic step forward’ for the Isle of Wight


The scheme was described as a positive and historic step forward for the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 11:04am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Pair mark the expansion of the Hampshire Volunteer Police Cadet Service the tough way

PC Steve Swift and Volunteer Police Cadet Leader Steve Keenor

Ryde Academy is the first stop on this challenge being carried out by Force Cadet Leader, PC Steve Swift, along with Volunteer Cadet Leader, Steve Keenor at the weekend.

Tuesday, 9th September, 2014 2:58pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Rescued boat owner shows his appreciation to independent lifeboat charity

SSILB 2nd Coxswain Richard Chantler navigating the busy waters of the Solent Channel

It's great to hear that the voluntary services of Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat were appreciated and rewarded on Sunday.

Tuesday, 9th September, 2014 2:40pm

By Sally Perry

Council offer online service for young people with special educational needs and disability

Grab from council's website:

A new online service aimed at young people aged 0 to 25, with special educational needs and disability, has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council.

Tuesday, 9th September, 2014 10:12am

By IW Council Press Office

Watch the #hyperlapse Row to Bestival videos (all good fun – including a water fight)

Row to Bestival team

Ahoy me hearties, what's this? Desert Island disco heads approaching the Isle of Wight by rowing boat? Let me see more.

Thursday, 4th September, 2014 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Have you tried a ‘wrong-handed make-up selfie’ yet?

Kathryn clarke left handed make-up selfie

Go on, it's for a great cause and won't take long. You'll have the warm glow of knowing you've helped spread the word of this very worthy foundation.

Thursday, 4th September, 2014 10:32am

By Sally Perry

Find out how to win up to £5k and help independent lifeboats


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, 3rd September, 2014 6:56am

By Sally Perry

100 year old Umbrella Tree brings community together in East Cowes

Umbrella Tree:

It's great to see community spirit is alive and well in East Cowes as the 100th anniversary of the Umbrella Tree is celebrated.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 3:16pm

By Sally Perry