Red Funnel's Assisted Fares Scheme offers Isle of Wight residents who are receiving eligible benefits to travel with a car for a maximum fixed price of £52 return (or 20% off our lowest standard web fares if cheaper). A fixed fare of £10.80 return is also available for travel as a foot passenger between East Cowes and Southampton.

To join the scheme, you must have a My Red Funnel account in your own name before you complete the application form below. The IW Council will then verify that you are receiving the benefit(s) you've indicated. Once confirmed, you will receive an email from us with details of how to book at the reduced rates - please allow 7 working days.


Tick the benefit(s) you are receiving at present: -

For help in finding your claim number please click here

By applying to join the scheme, you are enabling Red Funnel to process your application and pass your details to the Isle of Wight Council so they can verify on a periodic basis that you are receiving the benefit(s) you've indicated. By submitting the application you agree to Red Funnel storing, using and passing on your details to the Isle of Wight Council for the reasons stated. The Isle of Wight Council will retain this information in line with their retention policy. Please also refer to Red Funnel's Privacy Policy.

The Assisted Fares Scheme (AFS) is available to eligible persons who have been verified by the IW Council.

The fares apply to new bookings made online by the eligible person using their designated My Red Funnel account.  The eligible person must travel in the booked vehicle and they must show photo ID to check-in staff. Failure to do so will require payment of the fare difference between the AFS fare and the standard on the day fare which applies to that sailing. Standard amendment and cancellation rules and standard terms and conditions of travel apply.

If you need to amend or cancel a booking please call us 023 8001 9192. Please note that an amendment/cancellation fee may apply.