We operate a community grant programme and transport support scheme to help voluntary and community groups based on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire. The funds available can help groups by providing small grants for their local projects and core running costs and by contributing towards travel across the Solent.
Health Travel Scheme
Our Healthcare Travel Scheme is available to Isle of Wight residents to help subsidise the cost of attending NHS medical appointments or treatment on the mainland. A special return passenger ferry fare is available for the patient and one person travelling with them.
The Job Seekers Travel Scheme is administered by Jobcentre Plus in Newport and Ryde. To apply contact Jobcentre Plus, complete the application form and once it has been authorised please present it to Red Funnel's East or West Cowes Ticket Office when purchasing your ticket.
Assisted Fares Scheme
Isle of Wight residents who are receiving local council tax support or housing benefit can apply to join our Assisted Fares Scheme. It offers significant travel discounts to make it easier for low income households to travel to the mainland.
Our staff and their friends and family regularly volunteer to help clean the Island's smaller beaches in preparation for the tourist season.