Members of The Wave Project gather on a beach in the Isle of Wight. All five are wearing wetsuits and looking very happy. Three wear t-shirts that display The Wave Project' logo.

ABOUT WIGHTAID

The Wave Project

 

WHY WIGHTAID?

As my company IFPL has grown, the amount of money we were able to give to charities has grown too. However with that, the administration required to make all those donations went through the roof. We became inundated with requests from small local charities, groups and good causes. Most of them were not looking for a lot of money, but we continuously received numerous letters asking for support.

Many island businesses make generous donations to local charities each year but with many companies also receiving requests for funding, the whole process can be very time consuming – so I set up WightAID. The foundation will make it easier for companies to support a whole range of local charities and community groups by making one donation and the foundation will distribute the funds efficiently and effectively to those that need our support.

I fully appreciate that some companies already have designated charities each year, that is how they operate and I am delighted that they are playing a role in our unique island community. What we are trying to do is to encourage businesses to put even more money in the pot for good causes, and to create an easy mechanism for other companies to join us.

It is my hope that other Isle of Wight business will join me in supporting our island community. I aim to distribute all the money we receive and keep our running costs to an absolute minimum.

Geoff Underwood, Trustee

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OUR MISSION

The mission of WightAID is to support charitable projects that benefit island people and places.

OUR VISION

We want to see an island where businesses are engaged in the support and future of local community groups and charities. 

OUR VALUES

We are forward-thinking, streamlined, collaborative, inclusive, and transparent.

OBJECTIVES

The primary purpose of WightAID is to provide funding to charities, groups and organisations that aim to improve the lives of people living on the Isle of Wight.

WightAID may support the following causes and organisations across the island that support:

  • The advancement of culture, traditions and heritage

  • The advancement of amateur sport for the young and people with disabilities.

  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives

  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

  • The advancement of environmental protection or improvement

  • The relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

  • Any other charitable purpose

Find out more about the objectives of WightAID here.

PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION

WightAID is committed to protecting your privacy. Our Privacy and Data Protection Policy sets out how we collect, use and protect the personal information you provide to us, whether online, via phone, email, in letters, or in person. We also explain your rights and how to contact us.

For any questions, please email admin@wightaid.org.