IWCF has built endowment funds worth £1.6 million, dedicated to Island causes. With the help of our donors, we will continue to build funds to create a brighter future for local communities today and for future generations to come.

Our Endowment Funds are professionally managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation. The income is distributed at the discretion of the Isle of Wight Committee or at the request of Island fundholders.



The Isle of Wight has around 1,500 voluntary and charitable groups improving quality of life and addressing disadvantage. IWCF makes it easy for these inspiring charitable and community organisations to apply for grant funding to support their vital projects, services and resources.

Grant funding worth £1.4m has supported over 600 organisations and projects to date. Grants are aimed at smaller organisations where a small grant will make a big difference.



Supporting Deprived Communities

IWCF specialises in identifying and supporting deprived communities and the Island economy is untypical of South East England, with inherent disadvantages for both the young and old. According to 2019 Deprivation Indices, nine areas on the Isle of Wight fall within the 11-20% most deprived areas and a further three areas fall within the 10% most deprived in England.

Island Funds for Island Causes

Giving to local charities is an inspiring, highly rewarding way to help your local communities. IWCF provides an ideal platform for Island philanthropy, allowing donors to structure their giving in a tax-efficient manner, avoiding the complications and costs of setting up and administering a charitable trust.

Find out the best way for your charitable giving to begin supporting Island causes.

Find out more about our work on the Island in our latest Annual Review.