WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Isle of Wight has around 1,500 voluntary groups bringing volunteers together to improve the quality of life for others or to address disadvantage. The Isle of Wight Community Fund (IWCF) was set up by Isle of Wight people to support local communities, and we have awarded over £1.4m of grants to over 600 community groups and charities. We now manage over £1.6 million (2020) of funds dedicated to Island causes.
We are here to make it easy for you as an Isle of Wight charity to apply for a grant; or as a company or an individual wishing to donate money to the Isle of Wight causes, and we ensure that your donations go where they are really needed and will make a difference. The IWCF awards grants to charities and community groups whose work benefits people on the Isle of Wight.
We specialise in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and community groups.
FACTS AND FIGURES
We are committed to building funds and distributing grants to support community projects on the Isle of Wight. Since the Covid-19 crisis began in March 2020, over £200,000 has been awarded in emergency funding to help Island groups.
Thanks to HIWCF, West Wight Timebank can help to address social isolation and enable a feeling of inclusion within society
We are aiming to provide an opportunity for people to learn a practical skill that will be theirs to use in their future working life
I can confirm that your funds are being used at our Isle of Wight U Turn service to help vulnerable children at risk from sexual exploitation overcome their experiences and take positive steps forward with their lives. Your continued belief in our work and generosity is truly appreciated, thank you