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.

Join the Lifeboat Lotto and support inshore rescue teams


Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:11am

By Sally Perry

Get your dog papped and help raise money for Ability Dogs 4 Young People

Puppy Pawtrait

Pay £25 to have your dog professionally photographed and £5 goes to Isle of Wight charity, Ability Dogs 4 Young People.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 10:52am

By Charlotte Brimstone

Head to Bembridge for Easter Coffee Morning and Fayre this Saturday

knitted chickens and eggs by Sven Brandsma on Unsplash

Why not pop along and see what a successful volunteer-run community library looks like on Easter Saturday?

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Hundreds raised in book sale for young people’s project

jan gibson and maggie currie

Well done to everyone involved and who took part in the book sale, which has raised hundreds of pounds for the 4Ps Radio School for young people.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 5:52pm

By Kevin Wilson

Watch Isle of Wight Prison Officers: Perform from Riverdance to Beyonce for MND charity event

prison officers

Watch these Isle of Wight prison officers pull off several great moves as they perform this dance routine at the charity fundraiser for colleague Ben Rothwell, diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

250 Isle of Wight bikes donated to Africa last year

Wightlink’s Barry Southwell and Dan Cross with Sue Bailey from Re-Cycle Isle of Wight

Re-Cycle Isle of Wight say Islanders have donated more than 250 bikes over the last year.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 11:11am

By Sally Perry

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to win up to £5,000

Fan of 20 pound notes

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 8:50am

By Sally Perry

Spring into action with Alice’s radio exercise programme

Alice from spring chicks

Alice Blue has come come up with an exercise formula that works for everyone of any age over the radio.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 10:42am

By Kevin Wilson

Calling all adrenaline junkies: Skydive for Age UK Isle of Wight?

Two people sky diving

100% off all funds raised stay on the Isle of Wight to help Age UK IW provide more companionship and support to our older Islanders in need.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 9:00am

By Elisha Leachman

Volunteers sought for Isle of Wight charity that supports disabled young people and children

ability dogs

Ability Dogs 4 Young People are keen to hear from Islanders who could be volunteer for a range of roles with this Isle of Wight charity.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 12:55pm

By Sara Abel

Residents take part in Great British Spring Clean

EC beach clean outside hall

Well done to the 82 residents, young and old, who took part in the Great British Spring Clean at the weekend.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Make way for the Isle of Wight Fossil Hunters: Jack, Theo and Megan

Megan Jack and Theo

The Isle of Wight has always been recognised as one of the best places to find dinosaur bones because of its diverse geology and abundance of fossils. These three young fossil hunters are continuing the tradition of Isle of Wight Hidden Hero, Rev William Fox

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 11:43am

By Sally Perry