More than £85,000 has been given to local community projects and individual sport stars on the Island since April under the Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF).
The YOF scheme, which is funded by the government and administered by IW Council, awards anything from a few hundred pounds up to several thousand.
The latest round of grants included £1150 going towards helping stage a fashion show being organised by young offenders, and a circus skills course receiving £1680 to be held at Ryde Youth Centre.
Earlier this year, 22 athletes taking part in the World Youth Games were awarded funding to help pay for their travel while the IW Scout Group were given funding to help attend the International Scout Jamboree.
Major grants included £10,000 being presented to Cowes Town Council to help towards building a new basketball court in the town.
There are currently no plans to award any further YOF grants and applications are closed. However, the Youth Capital Fund (YCF) is still accepting applications. The YCF can award grants of several thousand pounds for projects involving buildings or structures. More details about how to apply can be found on the council’s website.
Thousands of people have benefitted from the YOF scheme since it began, with grants in previous years also helping to pay for sports facilities, refurbished buildings and equipment.