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.

Cakes and gift bags presented to Mountbatten Hospice on International Nurses’ Day

Happy Nurses Day cake and goodie bags

Nurses and care staff at Mountbatten were surprised last week on International Nurses’ Day with cakes and goodie bags from Orchard House care home

Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 8:29am

By Alison Titheridge

Falconry Centre appeals for support to secure the future of the centre

Owlets in the dandelions - Haven Falconry

The friendly team at Haven Falconry are dedicated and skilled falconers who have a passion for birds of prey. Their funding appeal aims to help secure the future of the Centre

Saturday, 15th May, 2021 12:55pm

By Sally Perry

87-year-old Isle of Wight resident is touching her toes 100 times in May for charity

Sheila raising her arms and touching her toes

As part of the Captain Tom 100 Challenge, this 87-year-old is touching her toes 100 times in May to raise money for charity

Friday, 14th May, 2021 5:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

If you provide one of these community projects, Coop are offering funds and support

Twenty and five pound notes laid out on a surface

The Local Community Fund are welcoming applications from organisations on the Isle of Wight. Details within

Thursday, 13th May, 2021 10:03am

By Sally Perry

Safety marker and launching buoys planned for another Isle of Wight bay

Totland Bay

These are separate to the safe swimming buoys on the east section of Colwell which Freshwater Parish are installing

Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 2:23pm

By Helen Wood with one comment

Join Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000

lifeboat lotto balls

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 1:02pm

By Sally Perry

Operation Geranium 2.0 launches on the Isle of Wight

Steve Double, Caroline Peel; and one other at the Operation Geranium launch

The project that supported isolated and vulnerable older Isle of Wight residents during the first Lockdown has returned

Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Find out more about being a foster parent at online event tonight (Tuesday)

man holding two young girls whilst boy running in poppy field by Juliane Liebermann

Tune in from 7.30 on the Facebook event page to find out more about why foster care is so rewarding

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 4:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Community fridges help reduce food waste and provide support for your local community

Community Fridge from Hubbub YT video

The idea behind community fridges is to reduce food waste and help support those in the community in need

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 4:09pm

By Sally Perry

Freemasons to mark NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day with silence, clapping and flag funding

care worker in the garden

As well as planning silence at 11am and clapping at 8pm, Freemasons will be donating £5 every flag and length of bunting at lodges

Friday, 7th May, 2021 4:42pm

By Ed Baker with 9 readers' comments

‘Warrior women’ complete 100 lap wheelchair relay for Captain Sir Tom’s challenge

Residents wheelchair relay for Captain Sir Tom

We love a good news story and this one really warms our hearts - let's help these Warrior Women reach their £100 target

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 8:04am

By Alison Titheridge

Join Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000

Ryde rescue crew in boat on water

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 10:52am

By Sally Perry