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Supporting opportunities for Channel Islanders

Blue Islands funds flights to support our home island community.

Blue Islands is once again offering travel support for Channel Island charities, groups and individuals who may apply for funding for travel off island. Whether it’s sport, art, enrichment or development, we wish to play our part in enabling islanders to pursue their individual and shared ambitions.

We anticipate a huge interest in this round of funding and look forward to selecting as many worthy beneficiaries as possible.

To apply, our criteria is:

  • You are applying to access an opportunity that would be impossible or very difficult to achieve without the support of free flights
  • The activity must enable something good to happen (an opportunity, experience, development or achievement for example) to the benefit of the recipient(s) and, where possible, the broader community
  • Sponsorship must directly benefit the recipient
  • Applicants should be willing to share their journey with us via social media and other marketing activities

In the latest programme, Blue Islands has benefitted many Channel Islanders with funding for flights including:

  • Geoff Martel, representing the South West region in over 75s Walking Football
  • Tallulah-Mae Rautenbach, competing in the Hampshire County Swimming Championships
  • Isla Hall, competing in the U15 Girls category at the Hampshire Cross Country League
  • Grace Greenwood, 100m T35 para-athlete, training at the High-Performance Athletics Centre at Loughborough University
  • Family First, supporting families who have children in need of off island treatment in a UK hospital
  • Rebecca Hardy-Bishop, S13 classified (visually impaired) para swimmer, travelling to compete in para competitions in the UK
  • Matthew Deffains, swimmer, travelling for the Swim England National Talent Programme

Thank you to Blue Islands for funding these flights. As a S13 para-swimmer this meant I was able to have a tapper at each end of the lane in a 50m pool, this greatly helped me to hit all my targets and win 4 Gold medals.

Rebecca Hardy-Bishop, Hampshire Country ASA Championships 2023

We would like to say a huge thank you to Blue Islands for supporting the Family First service. These visits are invaluable to our team so that we can stay up to date with the information and support we provide to families.

Cheryle Dobel, Family First

It makes such a difference having access to the Loughborough University High Performance Centre. Thank you to Blue Islands for sponsoring my flights.

Grace Greenwood, 100m with a T35 Classification for athletes with cerebral palsy

The Blue Islands’ support enabled me to compete in the 2019 Archery National Tour and progress through the competition that year, it’s a wonderful initiative that enables Islanders to pursue opportunities that may not be possible without the support of off-island travel.

Lucy O'Sullivan, 2019 Archery GB National Tour

I felt very proud to represent the Channel Islands at this prestigious event and enjoyed the challenge of surfing against older and more experienced surfers. I was really happy to have made the final in the Under 18s.

Tom Hook, Guernsey Surfer competing in Under 18s British Championships

We are delighted by the continued support of Blue Islands to the Youth Commission. The kind generosity means that we can support young people from Guernsey to get off island and experience culture and education in the UK as part of the ‘Get Away’ project.

Charlie Cox, CEO Youth Commission

I am really grateful to Blue Islands for the support that allowed me to travel to England to play in this tournament.

Lily Jones, Severn Stars U17's Netball team

I am absolutely delighted with Brett’s achievements. It is all thanks to Blue Islands for awarding these flights, without their support it’s unlikely we would have gone.

Heidi Ephgrave, Group Coach and Chairperson for Riding for the Disabled Guernsey

Application Form

To apply for funding, please fill out the form below. Make sure to read our criteria before submitting your application.


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