High Sheriff's


The High Sheriffs’ Trust was founded in 2000 and makes small, but vital, grants to benefit Island charities and community groups with an emphasis on the needs of the young, the elderly and on crime prevention.

It's Easy To Apply!


Any Island organisation, charity or group may apply for support from the Trust. Grants are awarded on a project-by-project basis. Just send details of your organisation and the reasons you are applying for a grant to iwhighsheriff@gmail.com or by post to The High Sheriff’s Office, The Point Cottage, Beach Road, Bembridge, PO35 5NQ


The Trust, which was set up in 2000, awards grants on a project-by-project basis and applications are invited from any Island organisation, charity or group.


The Trustees


The Trustees meet every quarter at which time they consider all applications received during the previous three months.


The Board of Trustees of The Isle of Wight High Sheriffs’ Trust is made up of the past two High Sheriffs, the current High Sheriff and the next two High Sheriffs in nomination, together with the Under Sheriff. There is a Secretary and Treasurer who work on a voluntary basis. The Board meets in January, April, July and October.

Smaller Island charities and community groups rely on funding and public donations. Your support of the High Sheriffs’ Trust is vital as it allows us to help more of them. Please donate now.


1024 IOW Squadron, Air Training Corps

1st Ryde 1st Binstead Hut Fund

1st Shanklin Scout Group

Ability Dogs 4 Young People


Aspire Ryde


Beaulieu Respite

Breast Care Nurses’ Trust Fund

Britten-Norman Aircraft Preservation Society

Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust

Carisbrooke College

Challenge & Adventure

Christ the King College

Cowes Enterprise College

Cowes Sea Cadets


Cruse Bereavement Care

Dover Park Primary School

Stenbury Federation

East Cowes Vics Youth

Fishbourne Sailability

Foyer for the Island

Friends of Freshwater Library

GROW (Southern Housing Group)

Hampshire & IOW Crimestoppers

Haylands Farm

Haylands Primary School

Home Start

Independent Arts

Island Women’s Refuge

Island Youth Water Activities Centre

Isle of Wight College (First Lego League)

Isle of Wight Guide Association

Isle of Wight Scout Council Isle of Wight Scouting

Isle of Wight Street Pastors

Isle of Wight Summer Games

IW Sports & Recreation Council

IW Youth Concert Band

Katie Davis

Lanesend Primary School

Medina College

Medina House School

Medina Valley Centre

Mrs L MacFarlane

National Crimebeat

Newport Parish Church

Nine Acres School

Operation Geranium

Pan Neighbourhood Partnership

Pavilion Project

PCC St John’s Newport

People at Downside (Pan Soapbox Derby)

Pop Up Soup Kitchen

Rayner React

Ryde Academy

Ryde School

Ryde Skate Park User Group

Sandown Bay Academy

Saturday Club for Deaf Children

Sight for Wight

St. Georges School

St Thomas’ Primary School

Suicide and Prevention Intervention


The Bay CE Primary School

The British Red Cross

The Footprint Trust

The Foyer

The IOW Youth Trust

The Ocean Youth Trust (IOW)

The Pavilion East Cowes CIC

The Real Junk Food Company

The Saturday Club

The Street Pastors (Isle of Wight)

UK Sailing Academy

Ventnor Together

West Wight Sports Centre Trust

Wight Dash

Wootton Bridge Morning Townswomen

YMCA Fairthorne Group