Short Breaks Grant Funding

Large Grant Funding

For applications under £20,000 only

Open to all organisations that want to offer activities to children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Funding is intended for sports, recreation, leisure and childcare organisations/services to provide an activity opportunity for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs which do not conflict with education e.g. running during schools term-time hours. 

Funding can be obtained to support an event or activity(s) which children and young people between the ages of 0 to 18 years old with disabilities and/or additional needs are able to access and participate in. These activities or events can be a singular or series of sessions i.e. a weekly sports coaching provision for 10 weeks.

Applicants can apply for more than one grant, please complete a separate application form for each service/intervention you would like to provide. 

Please note, all applications for the summer panel must be submitted by 12 noon Wednesday 18 January 2017.


Wightlink Sponsorship 2017

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 2017/18 will open on 1 November 2016 with a closing date of 31 December 2016. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2017. If successful, the sponsorship will cover the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Not all sporting seasons take place between these dates and we will of course take this into consideration when reviewing the applications.

Jess Andrews Achieves Olympic Qualification

Congratulations to Shanklin's Jess Andrews who has achieved selection to Team GB for the Rio Olympics by winning the British 10,000m Championships in a new Personal Best time. The IW Sports Foundation wish her every success at the games.


Ventnor Basketball Sessions

Disability Sports

We have been contacted by a group called REMAP. They make one off prosthetics to help make life easier for people which cannot be accessed off the shelf

They are looking for more referrals, and mentioned wanting to help more people access sport. If you know of anyone who may benefit from this service please contact them directly.

Ventnor Basketball Sessions

Carl Russell is organising Basketball sessions for young people at Ventnor Central Community Centre every Wednesday evening. Ages 6-11 from 6pm to 7pm and ages 11-16 from 7pm to 8pm. Please contact Carl for more information: or 07943 697948


Ventnor Basketball Sessions
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