Aspire Ryde

Aspire Ryde is a community hub, providing services throughout the week in a redundant church building which now buzzes with activity.

They offer free food and help to those in need, as well as running courses, events and workshops for the community to take part in.

Any profits made from projects are put straight back into services to support the local community and into maintaining the amazing building.

Below are some of the articles which mention Aspire Ryde.

Aspire Ryde staff and volunteers thanked for support through Coronavirus

High Sheriff Visits Aspire Ryde

The new High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight visited Aspire Ryde and congratulated the staff volunteers for their role during the Coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 11:31am

By Trevor Nicholas with one comment

Sovereign offer funding for groups supporting others during Coronavirus lockdown

food parcel being collected

If you're an Isle of Wight charity providing support to the community during lockdown, grants from Sovereign are still available

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 5:24pm

By Sally Perry

Innovative exhibition piece shares Isle of Wight ‘Sewing Memories’ from the over 85s

At Sewing Memories exhibition showing the messages on the sewing machinea

There are just three days to see this innovative exhibition piece that shares the sewing memories of over 85-year-olds via a Raspberry Pi and vintage Singer sewing machine

Thursday, 21st November, 2019 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Take part in food collection for the Island’s homeless and those in need

Over 900 items collected for homeless

This year Christine will be collecting long-life food for the Isle of Wight's homeless and those in need - details within

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Unwanted coats, hat, gloves and scarves for the Isle of Wight homeless and those in need

woolly hats :

As the cold weather sets in residents are being asked to donate any unwanted winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Desperately betrayed’ says one Isle of Wight service user on World Mental Health Day (updated)

depressed man

With the closure of Mental Health Day Centres around the corner, one service user says all he's been offered is to 'pop along to Aspire' - who had to shut their wellbeing services down after funding cut

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 12:36pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Future for Isle of Wight community-led mental health service ‘looks bleak’, says Aspire founder (updated)

The founder of Aspire Ryde says many of their mental health services are being forced to close at the end of the month "directly due to promised funding from the Isle of Wight clinical commissioning group being withdrawn without notice".

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 10:54am

By Heath Monaghan with 6 readers' comments

Stuart a Festival winner in Aspire Ryde ticket competition

richard, stuart and gioia

Stuart Southwell won two weekend Isle of Wight Festival tickets in the Aspire Ryde ticket draw.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry

The town councillors who voted against giving Aspire Ryde funding

aspire doors

Two Ryde town councillors voted against Aspire receiving funding from Ryde Town Council last night. The director said after the meeting that "there seems to have been a campaign against Aspire Ryde".

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 3:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Waste companies come to rescue of charity after Isle of Wight council change rules

Aspire biffa

After the Isle of Wight council told Isle of Wight charity, Aspire Ryde, they would start charging to collect waste, two Island companies have stepped forward to lend their support.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 6:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘No catch’ to Ryde’s free nativity scene photo opportunity

Aspire Ryde nativity

Dress your family in the clothes provided for this nativity scene and have your photo taken free of charge in Ryde on Saturday 22nd, courtesy of volunteers from local churches.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 8:23am

By Julie Croydon

The Red Box Project has boosted one school’s attendance by a third

sanitary pads

Proof that ending period poverty can help improve attendance at school has been realised at a school in Portsmouth where it has increased by almost a third since the Red Box Project was introduced.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 10:57am

By Sally Perry