On Air Now Nick Osborne 10:00am - 3:00pm Myles Smith - Stargazing Schedule

Grants Available For Island Projects Helping Those With Cost Of Living Crisis

The Isle of Wight Council has announced the latest round of community grants for projects aiming to help people in financial hardship.

The scheme is there for a wide range of low-income households in need including families with children, older age people, unpaid carers and those living with a disability. All may be facing acute challenges.

The funds could be used for projects based around food, energy efficient white goods, small kitchen appliances, energy saving items like lightbulbs, warm packs and draft excluders and weather appropriate clothing and wider essentials.

The council would welcome applications from community and voluntary groups, including community pantries, as well as education provisions, town, parish and community councils.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 3 June. Further grant schemes are planned for the end of June, July and August.

For more information, including how to apply for a community grant, visit the council's cost-of-living web pages

More from Isle of Wight News