Our charity work

Charity support

We share a duty of care to support and give back to the communities that we operate in, to leave a legacy for future generations.

Throughout the course of the year, Wightlink supports a number of charity projects that bring benefits to our local communities.

We also support a range of Isle of Wight and mainland charities with ferry crossings through our Wightlink in the Community Sponsorship scheme.

Supporting our local area

Because of the work we already do in the community, we can only offer support to a small number of additional requests within the immediate locality of our ports. Charity requests from Registered Charities will only be considered from the following postcodes:

PO1, PO30 – PO41 & SO41

If you are not in our neighbourhood, we are sorry but we are unable to support you at this time.

Charity requests

All charity requests should be emailed to [email protected] and must include the charity number and postal address. Each charity may submit one request a year.

Due to the volume of requests we receive every day, we cannot respond to them all. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, then unfortunately your request has been unsuccessful.

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Ongoing Charity Support

Sponsored Charities

Logos of charities that Wightlink supports - Wight Aid, Aspire Ryde, Naomi's House, RSPB, Ability Dogs for Young People and LBT Global

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is an independent Charitable Foundation and the largest grant maker to specialise in awarding grants to community and voluntary organisations working with people in need across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 

HIWCF manages funds on behalf of a wide range of donors, all of who want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the area. 

Wightlink established an endowment fund with HIWCF with an initial donation of £15,000 in 2008 and through subsequent donations and match-funding opportunities the fund is now worth almost £45,000. The annual interest and growth accrued on the fund enables community grant making to be made each and every year, with over £1,800 supporting needs on the Island in 2022. 

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