Charitable Support

In addition to our Charity of the Year fundraising initiatives, we work with and support a wide range of charities on an ongoing basis. Below you will find details of some of those we've been able to help in the last year or so. We can also help with Charity Raflle requests. find out more here.

Ability Dogs for Young People (Red Funnel Charity of the Year 2016)

Ability Dogs 4 Young People is an Isle of Wight charity (started April 2012), training assistance dogs to enhance the independence of disabled young people and children living on the Isle of Wight

Age UK IoW

The country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life


a proactive young brain tumour charity that supports people living with a brain tumour in the UK. Updating treatment - Improving care - Saving lives

Breathe Easy IoW

Supports anyone on the Island living with a chronic lung condition.

Challenge and Adventure

works with young people aged 12 to 19 and uses adventurous and challenging outdoor activities alongside tailored support to help raise their confidence, self esteem and aspirations

Children's Air Ambulance

Helps critically ill children fly across the UK to the specialist care they need

Daisy Chains

Helps Isle of Wight children with long term health problems, a life limiting condition or a disability.

Dementia UK

Admiral Nurses work hand in hand with families in the Isle of Wight, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia by providing compassionate expert support.

Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Provides hospice care to patients with life-limiting conditions and their families on the Isle of Wight. Walk the Wight raises thousands of pounds every year to support this cause.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Aims to support, empower and enliven children suffering from cancer or leukaemia by introducing them to the joys of sailing on the sea

Girl Guiding IoW

Organises events, adventures and regular meetings which empower girls to be their best and become confident women

Gus McKechnie

A disabled athlete who was born with congenital cerebral palsy/hemiparesis. He is also a prolific event organiser and fundraiser, on a mission to cycle 50,000 miles and take on life changing challenges

HIOW Wildlife Trust

Cares passionately about wildlife for its intrinsic value and also the value that it provides through ‘ecosystem’ services, offering benefits to our health and wellbeing as well as the economy

IoW Ramblers

Are passionate about getting more people walking as part of a healthy lifestyle, for sustainable transport and as a way of enjoying their local communities

IoW Red Squirrel Trust

Is an Isle of Wight based charity comprising of a group of dedicated people committed to the protection and survival of our native red squirrels, their habitat and the species that share it with them

IoW Search and Rescue

Provides skilled volunteers to assist Hampshire Constabulary and other agencies in searches for vulnerable missing persons on the Isle of Wight

IoW Youth Trust

Offers counselling, advice, information and support services to young people under 25 on the Isle of Wight and, in some cases their parents or carers.

Joe Ellis Trust

Helps Isle of Wight children who have cancer and their families in their time of need.

John's Club

Is a well-respected and established Island charity, dedicated to providing social and leisure activities to vulnerable people aged 15+ with special needs, learning and physical disabilities

Layla's Trust

Seeks to provide support for bereaved families who have lost children and to families who have disabled or terminally ill children.

Lullaby Trust

Promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and provides special support for anyone bereaved through Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Naomi House & Jacksplace

Support children and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in Central Southern England.

Quay Arts

Is the central creative hub for artists and communities on the Isle of Wight, whose aim is to transform the lives of individuals on the island and beyond by raising and enabling creative ambitions.

Sailors Society

Is an international Christian charity working in ports across the world. Sailor’s Society chaplains help seafarers and their families from all faiths and none with welfare and practical support. Red Funnel teams have been fundraising for the charity through the 3 Peaks Challenge for over 15 years

Saturday Club for Deaf Children

is dedicated to supporting the needs of Isle of Wight deaf children/young people and their families.

Seafarers UK

Is a charity that helps people in the maritime community, by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families

Spot the Charity Bear

Works with Red Funnel staff to support fundraising activities for many charities and good causes.

St Catherine's

Speech and language team works with children and young people with speech, language and communication disabilities.

The Abbeyfield Society

Believes that older people deserve time and respect. The mission to provide the best service of care and housing for all residents, and to be a champion for older people


Provides transformational opportunities for young people on the water to change their lives, both as a youth charity and as a centre of excellence for nautical professional development.

Ventnor Amateur Boxing Club

Promotes community participation in healthy recreation for the inhabitants of Ventnor in the Isle of Wight by the provision of facilities for amateur boxing and related fitness activities.

Wessex Cancer Trust

Offers support and counselling for people suffering with cancer


Is all about welcoming, listening, caring and inspiring, by helping young people and families to belong, contribute and thrive. In a busy world, the YMCA always makes time for the individuals who visit.