Therapeutic singing sessions for Islanders suffering from dementia and other age related conditions are set to be extended following a cash boost from the Isle of Wight Community Fund.
The crew of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will be supplied with new flying helmets thanks to the generosity of Hampshire County Council.
The Isle of Wight Community Fund (IWCF) is encouraging local groups to apply for funding as it opens its small grant programme. This year the IWCF is focusing on supporting young Islanders, up to age of 25.
Thanks to lottery funding, Chale Women’s Institute will now be able to press ahead and repair the leaking roof of their meeting hall.
Two major grant bids, with the potential of generating major investment and new jobs for the Isle of Wight, have recently been submitted to the government.
Feet and ankles are being much more effectively scanned on the MRI scanner at St Mary’s Hospital, thanks to a £18,049 donation from the hospital’s Friends.
Birdsong on the Isle of Wight could fall silent as European Union funding cuts could affect declining species such as the Skylark and Turtle Dove on the Island.