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 between 01 April and 31 March.

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.

Ongoing Charity Projects

Youth Mental Health Taskforce

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is dedicated to supporting children and young people by offering them a totally confidential and professional counselling service, helping them to navigate life’s challenges.

Wightlink is proud to have helped establish the Isle of Wight Youth Trust’s Youth Mental Health Taskforce as part of its ongoing support for the charity.

Wightlink provided funding to help the Trust’s Taskforce to provide peer-to-peer advocacy to young people, helping break down the stigma associated with mental health.

Discover Sailing

Wightlink is proud to support the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Langstone Harbour to provide 500 young people from Portsmouth schools with the opportunity to experience sailing for themselves.

The charity’s Discover Sailing programme encourages young people in the city to get active on the water and benefit from everything sailing has to offer including confidence building, teamwork, an increased sense of wellbeing, as well as learning a new skill. After completing a Discover Sailing session, all young people are offered the opportunity to continue sailing regularly at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.