Wightlink Sponsorship

Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries primary sponsorship objective is to enhance the quality of life on the Isle of Wight, particularly for young people (under the age of 18).

Our consideration for sponsorship will be given to Youth Sporting Teams on the Isle of Wight to encourage participation, help them excel and, where applicable, travel to the mainland to compete in events.

How to apply

Applications for 2018/19 will open on 1 December 2017 with a closing date of 31 December 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2018. If successful, the sponsorship will cover the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

2017/18 Sponsorship requests

The 2017/18 Wightlink Sponsorship Scheme is now closed to applications.

Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries receives numerous requests for support from many worthwhile causes and unfortunately we are unable to help everybody. If you have not heard from us then, regrettably, your application has not been successful.

Talented Athletes

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

Who we support

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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 2017 season.

Athlete Sport
Toby Atherton Sailing
Daniel Atherton Sailing
Arthur Attrill Tennis
Ben Attrill Cricket
Amber Backhouse Swimming
Jenny Ball Swimming
Katherine Bright Shooting
Jessica Browne Swimming
Sophie Bruce Hockey (field)
John Buckman Cricket
Charlie Button Athletics
Eden Canning Athletics
Becky Cook Moto trials
Josh Corbett Cycling
Daniel Cox Cricket
Benjamin Curliss Swimming
Jevon Dry Rugby
Liz Dunlop triathlon
Oliver Evans Sailing
Faye Faber Cycling
Freddie Fentum Squash
Michael Ferne Athletics
Max Fletcher Rugby
Robyn Fossa Athletics
James Haggerty Athletics
Amelie Haworth Squash
Jason Hayles Cycling
George Hayward Swimming
Harrison Hendy Cycling
Sophie Herbert Hockey (Ice)
Will Heritage Sailing
Max Hill Rugby
Jack Hobbins Badminton
Ben Holdsworth Athletics
Isabelle Honnor Badminton
Cameron Hook Sailing
Charlotte James Swimming
Simon Jones triathlon
Megan King Swimming
Abigail Lacey Swimming
Zachary Lacey Swimming
Luke Margham Rugby
Nicholas Matthews Golf
Henry Mcluckie Athletics
Shelley Moss Shooting
Imogen Moss Shooting
Kimberley Murray Skeleton
Peter Newlands Blokart
Albert Newman Golf
Jude Peckham Squash
Daron Perkins triathlon
Grace Poynter Swimming
Matthew Reed Shooting
Ariela Richardson Athletics
Lewis Ridett Weightlifting
Matthew Sharp Athletics
Eric Tasca Swimming
Jemma Toms Shooting
Patricia Train Athletics
Toby Trotman Tennis
Joe Wade Athletics
Zeph Wells Cricket
Sean Williams Duathlon
Richard Wilson Shooting
Mackenzie Wright Cricket
Lewis Wright Cricket
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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