Early Help providers

In June 2022, we held our latest round of Early Help Community Capacity Building grant applications. We were able to award funding to an additional 13 new provisions on the Island.

This means we have a total of 24 provisions available for Island children, young people, families, parents and carers.

Providers awarded Early Help Community Capacity Grants

ProviderWebsite or contactDescription of provisionDate awarded



Homestart is a local community network of trained volunteers. Providing expert support  to help families with young children through challenging times. One child must be under school age to receive this support. Families receive weekly support in their own homes.

There has been additional funding to support parents in the early months of parenthood improving confidence and connection to the local community.

June 2022
Forever Wild At Heart

Outdoor sessions designed for children and adults to explore, learn and enjoy some time out in nature.

There has been additional funding to offer subsidised family sessions and counselling to those most impacted by the pandemic.

Feb 2022
Employing ‘Community Activators’ to support families to access the spoke Family Hub sites and community resources in those areas who currently have less Family Hub capacity. 
June 2022
Tidal family support Centretidalfamilysupport.org.uk/
This accessible family space allows families to have access to the internet and online courses. As well as individual and one to one support with any issues directly affected by the pandemic. 
June 2022
The Crossley company
email Penny@thecrossley.co.uk
Online sessions, groups and drop ins to support families social, emotional and wellbeing.
June 2022

Library Services 

Join the library and enjoy the many benefits of membership, including numerous online resources and local activities for all ages. June 2022
Aspire Rydeaspireryde.org.uk
A mental health and peer support recovery hub using water sports to improve health and well-being. 
June 2022
Brave Island 
A creative network for young people on the Island. Providing opportunities, funding, experiences, training and career development for young people in the arts and creative industries. The online platform is free to join and provides regular posts each week. 
June 2022
Oakfields Centre
 A one-stop help shop for families offering advice, support and workshops
June 2022
John Cattles Skate club
Satellite skate sessions for 5 to16 years to learn to skate, increase confidence and well-being delivered through school holidays.
June 2022
Equine assisted learning for young people to provide resilience, achieve positive mental health and good wellbeing
June 2022
A weekly mother and toddler group to support and improve well-being. We have a range of different activities available including a messy activity and free refreshments. 
June 2022
Autism Zone
Offers group activities and workshops supporting families of Autistic children and young people.
June 2022
Niton Pre-school
A meeting room that is available for parents to use. Also provides additional space for play therapy sessions, advice, and guidance.
Feb 2022
Rainbow Island
Supports LGBTQ+ people of all ages. Signposting and meet up groups in a safe space connecting in person and online. Offering support with mental health and wellbeing linking to a trained and accredited LGBTQ+ counsellor who can offer free group and one-to-one support
June 2022
Independent Arts
Fun arts projects for primary school children aged five to 11 years and their parents and carers. Children can see their completed work displayed in the gallery to celebrate the project.
Feb 2021
Nature Therapy
Groups for families of children with life limiting illness.
Aug 2021
Starling Songwriters
Starling Songwriters deliver clubs, workshops and lessons for absolute beginners of all ages and cover a whole range of different music subjects such as: lyric writing, music composition, recording, music production and performance.
Feb 2021
IOW Youth Trust


email info@iowyouthtrust.co.uk

The IW Youth Trust Hub operates a drop-in session for young people aged 13 and older. Drop-in sessions are Wednesday afternoon between 2.30 to 4.30. No appointment or referral is needed to access this service. Sometimes young people are unsure who they can talk to about what’s going on for them (or a friend). The Hub acts as a safe space to get some of those questions answered. Parents and carers are also welcomed to ‘drop in’ and speak to our wellbeing practitioners. For more information, contact us or visit our website.
Feb 2021
Nature Therapy - Drum Medicine
Sessions involve different styles of drumming and percussion as well as creative art. No experience needed. It's all about relaxing, meeting others, and having fun. All ages welcome.
July 2021
Wight Eagles FC
Girls football academy for Wight Eagles FC aged from 6 to16 years of age, all abilities welcome to learn about football and team sports, and make friends.
July 2021
Aspire Ryde
A community project in the heart of Ryde offering a range of community sessions. Includes a monthly free 'stay play and eat' sessions for families experiencing financial hardship.
Feb 2022
Zoom Cook-Along. A box of ingredients delivered to your door ready to cook along with friends via the Zoom link.
July 2021
Dadz Club


Dadz Club Facebook page

A group for dads to gain support from each other. Fathers and their children meet once a week on Saturday in Ryde. There is also a supportive online community for fathers on the Dadz club Facebook page.
Feb 2021