In addition to the massive programme of highways improvements Island Roads is currently undertaking, the company is committed to supporting the local Island community during its time on the Island. To do this, the company has helped to establish the Isle of Wight Foundation, a registered charitable trust what will focus on combining the skills of Island Roads’ staff, together with financial assistance, to help community schemes and projects on the Island.
The Isle of Wight Foundation has been jointly funded by Ringway Island Roads, Meridiam, VINCI UK Foundation and VINCI Concessions who together make up the partnership behind Island Roads.
In line with other VINCI Foundations the Isle of Wight Foundation will focus on tackling social exclusion on the Island to help give everyone a place, a role and help them to feel valued in society.
The Foundation will award grants each year of between £3,000 and £16,000 to projects supporting two key themes; access to employment and building better communities. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organisations like charities, community interest companies, voluntary and community groups.
To read more about the VINCI Foundation and the type of projects it has supported in countries around the globe click here
More details on the 2014 projects can be found here
More details on the 2015 projects can be found here
More details on the 2016 projects can be found here
The 2017 Grant Call criteria can be found here
The next round of grant funding commences February 3rd 2017. Click here for the Application Form. All applications must be submitted by 12.00 noon, 5th May 2017.