Isle of Wight Council

Early Help Providers

Early Help Community Capacity Building Grant 2022

New or existing groups, organisations and enterprises on the Island can apply for a Early Help Community Capacity Building Grant. The grants, are up to £23,000. They are available to help organisations deliver initiatives that support families, children and young people living on the Isle of Wight. The grant is available to local groups, clubs and enterprises through our Supporting Families programme. It will help new or existing providers organise activities, clubs or groups for families and young people up to the age of 19 (up to 25 with specified additional needs) and/or families, parents and carers.

Grants could be used to set up schemes such as:

  • new baby or toddler groups
  • teenage groups
  • family-based groups focusing on mental health and wellbeing
  • mental health hubs
  • peer support groups
  • outreach support
  • community-led groups and activities

Projects must be able to support the following priorities:

  • promoting emotional resilience/mental health and wellbeing
  • sustainable provision
  • meeting an evidenced community need (community led provision)
  • inclusive provision

The grant amounts vary from £3,000 up to £20,000. It is for providers offering targeted support for families most affected by the Covid pandemic and who are not currently accessing community resources.

Applying for a grant

The application window is now open (June 2022)

Before applying we recommend that you read the guidance on applying for an Early Help Community Capacity Building Grant.  Viewing Document: Early Help Community Capacity Guidance document 2022 (iow.gov.uk)

If you need any further information please email earlyhelpgrant@iow.gov.uk.