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.

Isle of Wight council’s use of public health funding is ‘discriminatory’, say community facilities


The Chairs of Waterside Community Trust and West Wight Sports and Community Centre say denying an equitable distribution Public Health Funding by using it as a subsidy for council-run centres is discriminatory and potentially breaches the council’s own policy on equality.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 10:34am

By Keith Gentleman

Generous donation means new instruments for Vectis Corps of Drums

Vectis Corps of Drums

Well done to Rob Kingswell Heavy Haulage Ltd., which has donated £500 to the Vectis Corps of Drums, allowing them to buy new instruments.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 5:27pm

By Steve Thompson

Isle of Wight Rotary Clubs come together for Afternoon Tea Party

apple cake and tea

All proceeds from the event will go to the Rotary ‘End Polio Now’ Campaign which will tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Bob Cooper

New Daisy Bus and service secured for cancer patients thanks to fundraising efforts

daisy bus

Anyone involved in fundraising to save the Wessex Cancer Trust Daisy Bus service for cancer patients is invited to a celebration next week.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 6:09pm

By Lorraine White

Isle of Wight community safety charity picks up support from WightAid

Blue Lamp Trust and Wight Aid Van

Supported by the emergency services and local authorities, The Bobby Scheme provides a free service to elderly and vulnerable people, particularly victims of burglary and domestic violence, by promoting crime prevention and fire safety initiatives.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 9:20am

By Bill Young with one comment

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance 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 and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 7:58am

By Sally Perry

Island Roads staff raise thousands for Ability Dogs 5 Young People

Ability Dogs Island Roads (1)

Staff from Island Roads raised enough money for this charity to buy a new puppy and for it to be trained, so it can provide assistance to a disabled young person on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 2:21pm

By Gavin Foster

Achievements recognised at 26th Vectis Corps of Drums annual awards

Vectis Corps of Drums Presentations

Every member of the Vectis Corps of Drums Marching Band received a certificate of achievement for their contribution and dedication to the band, with additional awards in several categories.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 4:08pm

By Steve Thompson

The Lifeboat Lotto has a £3,200 jackpot winner

Fan of 20 pound notes

There's been a jackpot winner today. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 11:38am

By Sally Perry

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to help Isle of Wight 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.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 8:10am

By Sally Perry

East Cowes man set to run 12 marathons in 12 months for NSPCC

Glen Jones' muddy shoes after completing his first marathon of 2019

How about that for a goal for the year?! Glen Jones, from East Cowes, has set himself quite a challenge - a marathon a month throughout 2019 - all to raise month for NSPCC.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 5:38pm

By Hayley Pierre

New Defibrillator in Seaview

Seaview mason defibrillator

A collaboration between the Spithead Masons and the British Heart Foundation has led to a new Defibrillator being installed in Seaview.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 4:15pm

By Bob Cooper