Red Funnel has established a transport support scheme to support voluntary and community groups based on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire. The Red Funnel Travel Support Scheme can help groups by contributing towards travelling across the Solent on Red Funnel vehicle ferries and Red Jet services.
Voluntary groups, community groups and schools who support children, youth, seniors and people with disabilities can apply to the fund. The fund does not offer raffle prizes and is unable to offer direct support to individuals, but local community and voluntary groups can make an application on behalf of an individual so we encourage individuals to contact a local group if they require travel support.
NB: Only one voucher of up to £300 is available to any one organisation per year.
Due to the increasing demand from groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the desire to support as many groups as possible the following changes have been made to the criteria:
Groups will need to provide 50% match funding for their trip.
Grants are available up to £300.
Priority will be given to groups supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Isle of Wight and Hampshire based community and voluntary organisations, including groups that work with children, youth, seniors and people with a disability.
Applicants MUST apply at least 4 weeks in advance of their planned travel dates. Application forms received closer to the date of travel will not be considered.
Before submitting, groups must contact Paula Lewis or Geoff Crouch at Red Funnel on 023 8072 4610 or email email@example.com to get a quote for proposed travel costs. Due to the huge demand for the travel vouchers, groups MUST know the dates they wish to travel and dimensions of any vehicles before obtaining a quote. Successful groups will receive an award towards the cost of ferry travel which will then be booked through Red Funnel. Applicants are advised to avoid travelling during peak periods.
Each application will be considered on an individual basis and vouchers of up to £300 may be awarded. Only one application per year per group can be considered.
Applicants will need to complete a short application form explaining why they are requesting support and attach their constitution or set of rules that they use as a governing document. After travelling, groups will need to inform IWCF how the travel award was used for community benefit, supply a copy of the e-ticket, and if possible photographs of the trip.