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The Isle of Wight Council Countryside Estate An invitation for Expressions of Interest from not for profit organisations

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified organisations to take over the Isle of Wight Council’s Countryside Estate (the sites).

The sites include approximately 170 hectares of land spread over about twenty locations throughout the Island. These include protected areas as well as unprotected areas, some of great wildlife and landscape value, some of great amenity value and in many cases both. They tend to be areas of particular local importance and are well-loved by the communities around them, but some areas are included that are not widely known or used.

The service in the next few years will come under increasing pressure to reduce its outgoings. The Isle of Wight Council’s objectives for the sites are and will remain to ensure their long term sustainability and integrity, to ensure continued open public access, and to conserve and enhance their wildlife and landscape.

Expressions of interest are therefore invited from organisations that believe they can take on the running of these sites and deliver these objectives. The council is particularly looking for a partner that will develop the service beyond its current levels, offering new opportunities for the public.

The council has prepared an invitation to submit an expression of interest in these sites. Please visit​ to download the invitation and to find out more about the sites involved, the objectives that the council is pursuing, and how to make an expression of interest.

The closing date for submitting a completed expression of interest is 6th March 2015

 Adult Health and Social Care

A Grant Prospectus for a Carers Support Services- 2015 -2017  A Grant-Making Prospectus has been published providing funding opportunities for services that will support the wellbeing of carers living on the Isle of Wight, helping them to remain healthy, valued and supported through all stages of their caring role.

The aim of this Prospectus is to provide an outcome based service for carers living on the Isle of Wight that will help them sustain their well-being and enhance their ability to enjoy a life alongside their caring role.

Commissioners are looking for an organisation/s to provide a knowledgeable service that will meet the needs of a wide range of carers, caring for people with specialist disabilities or different health related conditions in order that carers receive up to date information, signposting and support that is appropriate to them.

The grant-making programme is funded by the Isle of Wight Council and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.  The Prospectus, together with contact details for the commissioners of this grant programme, can be downloaded by visiting

The closing date for applications is 11th March 2015 (5pm)

HIWCF Grants Programme Now In Full Swing

 The 2015 grants programme is open for applications.

 Don’t leave it until the last minute, go online now and get your application submitted.

There are 18 different grant programmes which support the many varied needs of our local communities around the County.  Closing date is the 23rd January 2015 for ‘Expressions of Interest’.

Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership  

There is a very small amount of funding (around £11,000) available from the Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership to support a couple of small projects focusing on one or other of the priority areas of domestic violence, anti social behaviour and reducing substance misuse.

The application form can be down loaded here.  Closing date for Applications is 27th February.

rsz_oclh-5LSTF – Drive Less, See More

Grants of around £10,000 are available to support projects which will:

  • support the visitor economy and facilitate economic development
  • reduce carbon emissions Deadline for applications is 5pm, 6th February 2015 

More information can be found here


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