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.

Islander wins Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboat Lotto £4,500 jackpot

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, 16th October, 2019 8:23am

By Sally Perry

100 Isle of Wight charities and organisations receive share of £300,000 through WightAID

WightAid beneficiaries in June

In just three years, almost £300,000 has been granted to Isle of Wight charities and organisations who work to improve the lives of Island people

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:27am

By Becky Storey

New role for well-known community worker in Ryde

steve johnson

Steve was previously employed as a Local Area Coordinator and now returns to the town as a Community Connector

Friday, 11th October, 2019 12:12pm

By Lisa Dyer with one comment

Braving the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

thea welsford before the shave

As well as 'braving the shave' for Macmillan Cancer Support, Thea is hoping to make a night of it with music and entertainment on offer too

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Volunteers sought for charity helping the homeless and those in need

67a high street cafe charity shop

Waste Not Want Not cafe/charity shop in Newport is on the look out for volunteers to help between 10am-2.30pm on weekdays. Can you help?

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 9:20am

By Sally Perry

Baby Box project making a huge difference to parents in Ventnor (Video)

baby box food

Baby Box IOW helps families struggling to provide their children with basic essentials and also offers somewhere for parents to meet others over a cup of tea

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 11:34am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ability Dogs 4 Young People desperate for volunteers

Ability Dogs Volunteers Group Shot

There are a range of volunteer roles on offer Ability Dogs 4 Young People. Can you help during this 'mini-crisis'.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 10:53am

By Sara Abel

Sign up for Lifeboat Lotto and help our 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, 9th October, 2019 8:49am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss out on grants available through the UK National Lottery Community Fund

Men in sheds with banner saying thank you

The MP encourages anyone with a new or existing group to exploit the opportunities for funding. It's a year-round fund and open to everyone.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 10:39am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Isle of Wight community-led Christmas party for socially isolated older people – get involved

father christmas ornament hanging in christmas tree

The aim of the event is to reach out to the most socially isolated older members of our community. For those without regular human contact, Christmas can sharpen feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 10:34am

By Helen Bailey with one comment

Find out more about plans for an Isle of Wight CoHousing Scheme at open event

cohousing scheme

There are plans for 20 affordable and various sized dwellings as part of a new CoHousing scheme on the Isle of Wight. Head to the open event to find out more.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 8:10am

By Sue Bailey with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Auction of Promises in aid of Dementia UK’s Isle of Wight Admiral Nurses Appeal

Julia Thornton and Sally Grylls by Paul Field Photography

All monies raised will go towards funding the placement of an additional Admiral Nurse here on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 9:10am

By Jo Macaulay