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.

Have you been taking part in Isle of Wight Foodbank’s Reverse Advent Calendar?

iw foodbank sorting food into boxes

The food that has been donated as part of the Reverse Advent Calendar will be available to those who need it most for Christmas, but there is still time to help support people in the New Year

Friday, 13th December, 2019 6:19pm

By Sally Perry

Head to Bembridge for a traditional village Christmas Fair this Saturday

bembridge christmas fair

There'll be lots on offer on Saturday morning at the Bembridge Community Library's Christmas Fair

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 12:06pm

By Richard Beet

Cash boost for Isle of Wight charity that supports those affected by domestic abuse

WightDASH presentation with (left to right) Lorna Malcolm (Island Roads), Fiona Gwinnet (WightDASH) and Samantha O'Rourke (Island Roads)

This donation of over £11k to Wight DASH, the Isle of Wight domestic abuse hub, will stretch a long way to help those in need

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 6:41pm

By Claire Robertson

More than £5,000 raised so far in Mountbatten’s Santa Dash

hundreds taking part in the santa dash

CEO of Mountbatten said “The support of our community to enable us to keep striving to do more is so appreciated by us all at Mountbatten”

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 6:30pm

By Matt White

Are community arts activities lacking or thriving? Share your views in new consultation

paint brushes and tea and biscuits

The consultation will take place over the next 12 weeks and you'll be able to share your views through a variety of means

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 10:00am

By Hannah Griffiths

You could win up to £5,000 with the Isle of Wight Lifeboat Lotto

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

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

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 7:53am

By Sally Perry

There were green garlands galore at Ryde Library as part of Ryde Arts

Green Garland wreath making at Ryde Library with Ryde Arts

Well done to the organisers and all those who helped make the event a success

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 2:42pm

By Sally Perry

See the Isle of Wight classic cars that have raised thousands for Mountbatten

VHVC Ltd Hospice Collection 2018

Head to St Thomas’ Square this Saturday to see Vectis Historic Vehicle Club's great range display of vintage and classic cars

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 1:59pm

By Matt White

Cash boost for Phoenix Project means minibus on the horizon

Members of the Phoenix Club holding a giant cheque

The Phoenix Project works with Isle of Wight residents with moderate to profound and multiple disabilities offering a number of activities. The new mini bus will be bring real benefit to the Project

Monday, 9th December, 2019 2:50pm

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight Santa Tracker to help the homeless this year

chritmas decoration - father christmas holding a cup of tea

On the back of his Santa Tracker success, David Carrington, aims to help the homeless this year. Details within

Saturday, 7th December, 2019 9:01am

By David Carrington

Can your business help fund carbon monoxide detectors for elderly and vulnerable?

Bobby scheme fitting CO detector

The Bobby Scheme and Blue Lamp Trust are calling on business to help fund carbon monoxide alarms for them to fit in the homes of vulnerable and elderly people, Can your business help?

Friday, 6th December, 2019 9:20am

By Bill Young

Dandelion Crafts offer unique way to help those with dementia

dandelion crafts - felt and button broaches

Penny and Harriet have devised a novel scheme to help support home-based carers of people with dementia

Friday, 29th November, 2019 11:08am

By Andrew Lib