Red Funnel launches sponsorship program for talented islanders

Ferry company Red Funnel has launched a new sponsorship scheme to support talented Isle of Wight residents.

Twelve Red Funnel Island Ambassadors will be selected for travel sponsorship over 12 months. The goal is to support off-island training, competition, performance and events.

Ambassadors can be individuals or a group of up to six people – all island residents.

Applications are now open – from any field or talent, from sport and competition to arts, performance and more.

In addition to the Ambassador Programme, Isle of Wight groups and clubs of six or more people can apply to become a Red Funnel sponsored team, with applications due to open in the coming weeks.

Fran Collins, CEO of Red Funnel, said:

“We are committed to supporting the Isle of Wight community, recognizing the great talent demonstrated by Island residents across a wide range of sectors.

“Whether you’re a musician, gymnast, photographer, performer, dancer, surfer, biker, show jumper, comedian or anything else, we want to hear your passion and encourage you to apply to become a Red Funnel Island Ambassador.”

Applications for the program are open to all ages and talents. They close on November 11 at midnight.

Applicants must live on the Isle of Wight, have already pursued their passion at a high level on the island and are now looking to take the next step across the water to compete or perform at county or national level .

You can apply here.

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