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.

Call for volunteer community radio presenters

Vectis radio photo of young adult in studio

Due to some presenters leaving for university, moving house, taking a break and/or retiring Vectis Radio, broadcasting the studio at the Riverside Centre Newport, is looking for presenters and co-presenters to grow their team.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 4:31pm

By Kelvin Currie

Taking part in the Lifeboat Lotto helps our inshore lifeboat crews

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

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

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 3:30pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight art project designed to improve mental health

portfolio arts - abstract painting

Leading Isle of Wight social prescribing charity has received a grant from the Bupa UK Foundation to improve health and wellbeing for people in their middle years.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 8:51am

By Tracy Mikich with 2 readers' comments

Green Town volunteers win Silver Gilt Award at South and South East in Bloom

BBC Radio Sussex ‘Dig It’ presenter Joe Talbot, Ben Holbrook and Christine Jackson

A huge amount of hard work in the build-up to judging and throughout the year has paid off for the Green Town volunteers.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 9:58am

By Ben Holbrook

Islanders take to the beaches for Isle of Wight Day beach cleans

Beach cleaners at Ryde beach

Around 40 volunteers in Ryde and East Cowes took to the beach on Saturday to help remove unwanted litter.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 9:20am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Grants to support marginalised women and girls and help them fulfil their potential

PARCS Group Photo

The funding is for projects and services that directly benefit women and girls across Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 12:13pm

By Lucy Sweet with 2 readers' comments

Girlguiding Isle of Wight members learn about the four elements at Island Camp

Brownies at Island camp

Hundreds of Girlguiding Isle of Wight members attended an all Island camp over the weekend.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 7:46am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Sign up for the Lifeboat Lotto and you could 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, 18th September, 2019 8:40am

By Sally Perry

Ryde shops put on fashion show in aid of Breast Cancer charity

women on pier practising for fashion show

Tickets for the event are available from both shops at £10. All proceeds go to the charity.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Campaign to raise awareness of financial impact of childhood cancer on families

cost of childhood cancer

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month CLIC Sargent is highlighting the financial impact of cancer on families.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 3:18pm

By Liz Blunt

Spread the love by getting your very own Flower Fairy planter and help feed the bees

Planter filled with flowers

Your chance to have a slice of the Flower Fairy in your garden, as Lesley's night-time passion of decoupaging steel buckets and filling them with plants is revealed.

Monday, 9th September, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Calendar Girls bare all for Wessex Cancer Trust

calendar girls with a music theme

Eleven Isle of Wight women teamed up to create a cheeky 2020 calendar, featuring familiar Island scenes and humorous props, in a one-day photoshoot in May.

Friday, 6th September, 2019 11:12am

By Lorraine White