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Since it started, The Daisie Rich Trust has made grants in excess of £4 million to support the Isle of Wight Community. Here are what some of our recent beneficiaries have said about the difference our grants have made to their work.

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Through its donations, the Daisie Rich Trust has helped Cowes Sailability Club to improve the lives of many disabled people on the Isle of Wight.  Our accessible boating activities enable adults and children with disabilities to grow in confidence, learn new skills and improve their mental and physical health.

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The Daisie Rich Trust has been part of the HIOWAA family since we started flying in 2007. They have donated £76,250; enough to fund 25 lifesaving missions. We’re hugely grateful to the Trust for ensuring we are there for our patients when they need us most.

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We are extremely grateful for the Trust’s significant and continued support over many years. This enables the Club to offer free training sessions, where our young players become integrated into adult football, whilst following our codes of conduct.   Volunteer coaches are also provided with the opportunity to develop and become invaluable community assets and role models for others.

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We’ve been a regular recipient of generous grants from the Daisie Rich Trust for many years towards our conservation work at Briddlesford Woods. The funding has helped us to carry out bird surveys, improve visitor access and provide nesting boxes for dormice.

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Daisie Rich Trust has enabled SVYCC (or TC’s to its countless members over the years) to enable thousands of young Islanders to realise their aspirations, potential and fulfil their dreams, and to enjoy the inclusivity, inspiration and imaginative innovation of SVYCC. Thank you Daisie Rich.

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Sandown Carnival Association runs a series of family events each summer. Thanks to a kind donation by the Daisie Rich Trust, this year’s events programme was just as packed as last year and included a full day of free family entertainment on our children’s carnival day.

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We would like to thank the Daisie Rich Trust for the ongoing support that you offer, enabling us to help vulnerable people who are in financial hardship.  Many of our residents struggle to afford basic living items, utilities and household bills, and at times food for themselves and their families.  The ‘People in Crisis’ fund is a valued lifeline and we look forward to continuing to working with you.

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We are so grateful to The Daisie Rich Trust for supporting Jean’s House, our “Home from Home”, especially as we receive no government funding.  The house is a place where Island families can stay for free while their child is receiving treatment for cancer. It is close to Southampton Hospital, the nearest specialist hospital for young Island cancer patients.


Your donations to date would enable 5 families to stay for 102 nights each.  Amazing – thank you!

The Applegate Breast Cancer Support Group will always be grateful to the Daisie Rich Trust for all their help in enabling the group to provide beneficial activities and therapies for the members to stay active, have a healthier life and give them confidence in living with breast cancer.

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Cruse Bereavement Support is very grateful for the funding that’s supported the training of bereavement volunteers, the promotion of our services on the Island, and funding for books. We hope to continue to work with the Daisie Rich Trust and support bereaved people at the hardest time of their lives.

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Dementia UK is very grateful for the support of The Daisie Rich Trust, who for many years have supported our Isle of Wight Admiral Nurse service, ensuring that families, carers, and healthcare professionals across the Island can access the specialist dementia support that our Admiral Nurses provide. Thank you.


Our grateful thanks to the Daisie Rich Trust for their ongoing support. The additional resources, funded by them, help children and their families over-come barriers, building self-esteem to remove the stigma associated with mental health.  The success of this approach will enable the children to understand their needs and how to access support.

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The Julia Margaret Cameron Trust is hugely indebted to the Daisie Rich Trust, for funding some exhibitions held at the Dimbola Museum and Galleries, that we could not otherwise have shown.  The funding has also enabled upgrades of our library and working dark room.  This has benefited the general local community and visiting Isle of Wight school parties, who have learned about ancient photographic techniques.

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Citizens’ Advice Isle of Wight has been privileged to have received grants from the Daisie Rich Trust over the years.  Through these grants, we have been able to offer financial assistance to some of the most vulnerable within our community.  These funds were available when individuals and families had exhausted all other avenues of help.  Without this funding, many clients would have nowhere to turn to and undoubtedly fall deeper into hardship, affecting their overall health and well-being. 

We would like to thank Daisie Rich for your continued support on behalf of CA IOW and the clients your fund has helped.


Needles NCI are very grateful to The Daisie Rich Trust for their generous contribution to our training costs.  Training new watchkeepers will help safety at sea in our sector for years to come.

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UKSA’s Test the Water programme offers a water-based adventure FREE to every Year 6 Island school with the aim to support all Island children to gain water-confidence, understand water safety, and to support students to develop confidence and life skills such as communication and resilience. UKSA have to fundraise a significant amount to enable every Year 6 class on the Isle of Wight the opportunity to get on the water without the barrier of cost and we are so thankful to the Daisie Rich Trust for their continued and significant support of the programme.  Sailing is often viewed as an elitist sport and UKSA are working to change this view locally, providing all young people with the opportunity to experience sailing and water-sports, regardless of their background.

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