Wightlink Community Sponsorship

Every year Wightlink sponsors a number of sporting teams and arts organisations with discounted travel which help make life on the Isle of Wight vibrant and varied.

Our primary objective for community sponsorship is to enhance the quality of life on the Isle of Wight, particularly for young people (under the age of 18), by providing travel benefits.

Consideration will be given to youth sporting teams or organisations that support youth development on the Isle of Wight – to encourage participation, help them excel and, where applicable, travel to the mainland to compete or perform at events.

How to apply

Applications for 2018/19 are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2018.

If successful, the sponsorship agreement will cover the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. We understand that not all sporting teams’ seasons tie into this period and will take this into consideration.

Individual athletes and performers

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from individuals.

However, we are delighted to continue to support the Isle of Wight Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme and requests for individual athlete sponsorship must be made directly to the council’s sports unit on 01983 823818 or email sports.unit@iow.gov.uk.

Who we support

on-island

Supporting Island life

Every year Wightlink sponsors many of the festivals, concerts and sporting events which help make life on the Isle of Wight so vibrant and varied

Arts & theatre

The Isle of Wight has a vibrant visual and performing arts and music scene which is continuing to grow and develop. Wightlink is pleased to sponsor these arts and theatre companies.

Harp on Wight
Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra
Medina Theatre
New Carnival Company
Newport Jazz Club
Platform One
Raw Samba
Ryde Carnival
Shanklin Theatre
Sinfonietta
The Ryde Art Collective
West Wight Arts
Yarmouth Carnival

Sports & teams

The Isle of Wight’s sporting calendar is packed throughout the year with a large number of talented teams playing recreationally and competitively. Wightlink recognises the importance of this to Island life and is pleased to sponsor a wide range of activities.

Isle of Wight County Cricket
Isle of Wight Hockey Club
Isle of Wight Table Tennis
Newport IW Youth FC
Newport Phoenix Boxing Club
Portsmouth FC Academy
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Ryde Rowing Club
Vectis Rugby Club Under 11s
West Wight Swimming Club
Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team
Isle of Wight Synchronised Skating
Wightlink Raiders Ice Hockey Club
Wightlink Buccaneers Ice Hockey Club
Wightlink Junior Raiders Ice Hockey Club
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To the men and women from the Isle of Wight dedicated to being the best in their sporting genre. Wightlink is proud and passionate in helping them reach their goals with the Talented Athletes Scheme. We wish them every success in the 2018 season.

Athlete Sport
Toby Atherton Sailing
Arthur Attrill Tennis
Jenny Ball Swimming
Poppy Bennet Dressage
Cameon Blamey Sailing
Katherine Bright Shooting
Callum Buckley Rugby
Charlie Button Athletics
Archie Cale Moto racing
Joe Carter Swimming
Becky Cook MTB Enduro
Thomas Crew Rugby
Daniel Cox Cricket
Charlotte Despard Netball
Jevon Dry Rugby
Liz Dunlop Triathlon
Stuart Dyer Triathlon
Oliver Evans Sailing
Daisy Faithfull Rowing
Arthur Farley Sailing
Freddie Fentum Squash
Mike Ferne Athletics
Max Fletcher Rugby
Georgia Fox Rugby
Amelie Haworth Squash
George Haywood Swimming
Harrison Hendy Cycling
Freya Henry Football
Sophie Herbert Ice hockey
William Heritage Sailing
Temeesha Hobbs Table tennis
Ben Holdsworth Athletics
Naomi Holdsworth Athletics
Isabelle Honnor Badminton
Cameron Hook Sailing
Riley Horrix Rowing
Charlotte James Swimming
Megan King Swimming
Abigail Lacey Swimming
Zachary Lacey Swimming
Charlotte Laidler Flag football
Ellie Lovett Athletics
Nicholas Matthews Golf
Henry McLuckie Athletics
Travis Meller Bowles
Charlotte Morris Shooting
Shelley Moss Shooting
Imogen Moss Shooting
Kim Murray Bobsleigh
Peter Newlands Land sailing
Albert Newman Golf
Mary Norman Triathlon
Ailsa Nuttall Netball
Ciaran O’Gorman Squash
Jack Oswald Rugby
Jude Peckham Squash
Daron Perkins Triathlon
Perron Phipps Shooting
Aidan Pierce Triathlon
Grace Poynter Swimming
Matthew Reed Shooting
Lewis Ridett Weightlifting
James Schofield Underwater hockey
Harvey Simpkins Golf
Rory Taylor Cricket
Trish Train Athletics
Ethan Walters Rowing
Zachary Wells Cricket
Zeph Wells Cricket
Millie Williams Athletics
Richard Wilson Shooting
Maisie Witty Rugby
Mackenzie Wright Cricket
Louis Wrenn Hockey
Mitch Young Moto cross

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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