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The Isle of Wight has around 1,500 voluntary and charity groups working to improve the quality of life for others or to address disadvantage. According to 2015 Deprivation Indices, ten areas on the Isle of Wight fall within the 11-20% most deprived areas and two areas fall within the 10% most deprived in England. The Isle of Wight Community Foundation (IWCF) was set up by Isle of Wight people to support the local community, and to the end of 2016 we have awarded an incredible £1,122,553 of grants in support of 550 Island community groups and charities.

We manage over £1.2 million of funds dedicated to Island causes. These endowments are professionally managed with grants distributed at the discretion of IWCF’s committee or at the request of Island donors.

We make it easy for an Isle of Wight charity to apply for a grant; or for a business or individual wishing to donate money to Isle of Wight causes, and we can ensure that your donations will go where they are really needed to make a difference. IWCF awards grants to charities and community groups whose work benefits residents on the Isle of Wight, and we are particularly keen to support smaller groups where a grant can help those in need. Please contact us if you would like to help.

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