Five Isle of Wight projects have received cash injections from the latest round of WightAID funding.

Within May’s grant more than £7,700 was donated to local causes.

Upper Ventnor Community Association have been awarded £3,000 towards a new kitchen at St Margarets Hall.

Meanwhile Independent Arts’ Anxiety Cafe has been given a further £3,364, and Daisy Chains received £500 towards equipment for its newly replaced pop up marquee.

Trustees also granted £1,000 worth of travel tickets via Hovertravel and Wightlink to help children and their families when attending mainland appointments.

Kellie and Mandy from Daisy Chains said:


“What amazing news, we really don’t know what to say. Not only will this mean we will be ready for IOW Festival with our pop up cafe which is a huge relief for us as it’s a great  fundraiser for us, but we can also help so many more families with your ticket offer.”

Ryde Saints FC have been given £420 towards further costs of renovating Salters Field, while Magpie Arts received £500 to purchase a laptop and accessories which can be used by attendees.

WightAID Trustee Rob Da Bank said:

“Being an avid adopted Islander for the last 15 years I’ve seen first-hand how many amazing charities exist on the island but for one reason or another just can’t cut through and achieve the fundraising they need. This is where WightAid come in and nail it in one fell swoop. It’s a fantastically simple idea and I really hope you can see the huge benefit even a modest donation can make to people’s lives.”



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