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Deadline This Week For Applications To Make Isle Of Wight A Greener Place

Time is running out for Isle of Wight groups to apply for a grant from Wightlink’s Green Innovation Fund to help make the Island more sustainable.

The deadline will be midnight Sunday 31 March 2024.

This is an opportunity for groups of Islanders to make a real difference in their community by coming up with a good idea for sustainable and environmentally friendly projects that will help cut carbon emissions and reduce our use of fossil fuels.

Wightlink has a £10,000 fund to share between the best applications.

“The Green Innovation Fund is all about empowering and supporting Island communities to push boundaries and advance towards a more sustainable future,” says Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield.

“Whether you have a groundbreaking idea, a project already in progress, or a desire to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

“Together, we can make a meaningful impact. The Wightlink Green Innovation Fund is not just a financial grant—it's a commitment to our shared future.”

Wightlink is already a leader in combating climate change.

The ferry company already operates England’s first hybrid energy ship, Victoria of Wight. It is installing solar panels to generate electricity from sunshine and continually strives to increase recycling rates.

What is Wightlink looking for?

  • Projects that bring people together to make a positive impact on the environment.
  • Applications which include both immediate and long-term commitments to create a more sustainable Isle of Wight.
  • Projects that use technology to improve energy efficiency or encourage more people to conserve energy or use less of it.
  • Original thinking; something innovative. Maybe your idea is something that’s never been done on the Isle of Wight?
  • Projects that lead the way for others. Will it inspire other people to follow your lead, so there’s a wider benefit to the Island?

All information about the Green Innovation Fund and how to apply can be found here www.wightlink.co.uk/greenfund

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