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Funding flights to support our home island communities

Channel Island charities, groups and individuals are once again invited to apply for funding for travel off island in the latest round of Blue Islands travel support.

Whether it’s sport, art, enrichment or development, we wish to play our part in enabling islanders to pursue their individual and shared ambitions.

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.

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

Applications for the latest round of flight funding have now closed. We look forward to announcing more flight funding recipients soon.

Blue Islands CI Air Search flight funding
Blue Islands Padel Tennis flight funding
Blue Islands Adam Dalton Golf flight funding
Blue Islands Luke Holmes Triathlon flight funding

We are so grateful to Blue Islands for their support. When we have to move pilots and engineers involved with our Search & Rescue aircraft, these flights make a great difference to our team.

John Fitzgerald, Search Crew Manager, Channel Islands Air Search

The flight funding that Blue Islands has provided has been so important for us to begin our padel tennis journey and create vital opportunities for our future.

Luke and Cameron Gomes, competing in a Padel competition at the National Tennis Centre

I would like to say a huge thanks to Blue Islands, my parents and coaching. All the support has allowed me to achieve another special moment in my swimming career that will stay with me forever.

Alana Woodhall, competing in the Swim England National Summer Championships

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to play in competitions off island. It’s such a privilege to play among so many inspiring players and make more connections with people like myself. I may have a disability but I can also play golf.

Adam Dalton, Jersey Golfer playing in the Johnny Reay Classic for players with disabilities

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, competing in the 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.

Cheryl 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

Latest recipients

  • 201 Overseas (Guernsey) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets – training with their sister squadron, 7 Overseas (Jersey). 
  • Adam Dalton - travelling to Dublin to compete in golf competitions for players with disabilities. 
  • Alana Woodhall - travelling to Birmingham to compete in the Swim England National Summer Championships. 
  • Amice Anderson and Oakley Francart - Guernsey fencers, travelling to an Athlete Development Camp in Nottingham  
  • Brighter Futures – travelling to Bright Beginnings in Guernsey 
  • Bright Beginnings – travelling to Brighter Futures in Jersey  
  • Channel Islands Air Search - Voluntary rapid response air search and rescue service in Channel Islands waters using flights to support training and engineering work. 
  • Chloe Gaudion - travelling to Southampton to play in a Girls Junior Golf competition at Skylark Golf course. 
  • Chloe Ingrouille - Guernsey footballer, part of the U16 Brighton & Hove Albion Girls Academy 
  • Family First - a charity supporting families who have children in need of off- island treatment in a UK hospital. 
  • Geoff Martel - representing the South West region in over 75s Walking Football  
  • Grace Greenwood, 100m T35 para-athlete, training at the High-Performance Athletics Centre at Loughborough University. 
  • GROW Guernsey – travelling to meet Jersey based charities 
  • Guernsey Vale Recreation U15 - Football team travelling to Jersey to take part in the Dave Melton Memorial Trophy tournament  
  • Hannah Silcock – table tennis, British Champion from winning British Home Nations Championship 
  • Hannah Sterry - Jersey athlete attending national level swimming and cross-country running events. 
  • Isla Hall, competing in the U15 Girls category at the Hampshire Cross Country League. 
  • Jersey Bulls FC – Under 18s team flying to Southampton to play in the FA Youth Cup. 
  • Leo Carpenter - under 11 squash player training with the England Squash Aspire South Regional Squad. 
  • Luke and Cameron Gomes - Padel tennis players travelling to take part in LTA competitions in the UK.
  • Luke Holmes – competing in the British Triathlon Super Series. 
  • Matthew Deffains, - swimmer, travelling for the Swim England National Talent Programme 
  • Megan O’Hanlon - participation in a Youth Climbing Series competition 
  • Mollie Perrett - flying from Jersey to take part in Archery and Shooting competitions in the UK. 
  • Monty Desforges - Guernsey sailor, racing in national and international events. 
  • Rebecca Hardy-Bishop - S13 classified (visually impaired) para swimmer, travelling to compete in para competitions in the UK 
  • Ryan Le Monnier - travelling to Exeter to compete in a Riding for the Disabled Regional Dressage competition 
  • Tallulah-Mae Rautenbach - competing in the Hampshire County Swimming Championships. 

Application Form

Applications for flight funding are currently closed. 


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