Because We Care
Everything you need to know about WightFibre

About WightFibre


At WightFibre we care about our local Island community and we seek to give back when we can.

Digital Inclusion

WightFibre has appointed a full-time Digital Inclusion Officer. This role is to work with Island groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations to ensure all sections of the Isle of Wight community can benefit from WightFibre’s Gigabit Island project. Activities range from providing direct one to one support to customers with less advanced digital skills, supporting charities who do the same and working with community groups supporting the less well off or more vulnerable residents to ensure they too can fully participate in our increasingly digital society.

WightFibre also provides a special social tariff for less well-off residents to ensure they are not left behind in our digital rollout.

Connected Communities Programme

WightFibre supports several community projects and organisations through our Connected Communities Programme. This programme aims to support community charities, groups and not for profit organisations on the Island through the provision of free or discounted broadband and telephone service and, occasionally, through direct financial contributions.

Organisations currently supported by WightFibre’s Connected Communications Programme include:

• Age UK
• Isle of Wight Youth Trust
• All Saints Church Gurnard
• Gurnard Scout Hut
• John Cattle Skate Club
• Newport Congregational Church
• Shanklin Reform Church

• The Beckford Centre
• Isorropia Langley Court
• Ryde Sea Cadets
• Revive Newport
• Gurnard Village Hall Association
• Independent Arts Gallery

Community Sponsorships

WightFibre supports several community sports teams through shirt sponsorship which covers the cost of supplying players with the team strip and playing equipment. Teams supported include:

• Sandown and Shanklin RFC
• First Team Cowes Football Club
• Cowes Ladies Football
• Cowes Girls Football
• Wight Eagles and Academy Football

• Oakfield Football
• Gurnard Youth Guardians Football
• Gurnard Youth Lightning Football
• Newport Girls Football Club

Curtailed by the COVID pandemic, WightFibre sponsors several community events. Recently these have included:

• The Isle of Wight County Show, helping the show return to its’ former glory by underwriting the cost of bringing the Household Cavalry to the Island for the County Show in June 2019. This was a very successful event made possible only by WightFibre’s sponsorship

• Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Awards, an event which recognises the achievements of young people on the Island or those who have overcome significant challenges or adversity

• Isle of Wight Radio Local Heroes Awards, recognising Islanders who have done something special to give back to their community.