Manx Community Assistance

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSPC) is proud to have supported our community since 1830. It’s a tradition that continues to this day through a number of community and charitable focused support schemes.

IOMSPC has pledged to continue to provide Community Assistance to those whose aims are to;

  1. improve the quality of life of Island residents
  2. assist Island based or international charitable organisations or good causes.

In addition, the company provides an on-going scheme to support local sports teams and individuals seeking to compete in the UK or beyond regularly.

The level of assistance to each applicant and selection of which applicant to assist is at the sole discretion of IOMSPC.

You can find out more about the types of support IOMSPC offers below;

1. Travel Support Requests

We offer assistance to events, groups and organisations travelling to/from the Isle of Man for sporting, educational and cultural activities. We also provide travel support for the transportation of necessary equipment.

Examples of recent support we have given;

  • Hospice IOM the way of the Roses bike ride- we supported the travel of the cyclists and their vehicles
  • Manx LitFest- we supported the travel of keynote speakers for this event
  • Gaiety Theatre productions- we brought over lighting and sound equipment
  • Manx Adventure and Expo - we brought over new kayaks 
  • Manx National Gallery - we supported the travel of the culturally significant portrait, Illiam Dhone for off-island conservation treatment.

Applications for Travel Support Requests are currently open for 2024 – you can download a request form here.

2. Charitable Vouchers

We offer support to charitable organisations, businesses and groups hosting fundraising events such as raffles.

We have supported various business raffles and school mhelliah's.

Applications for Charitable Voucher Requests are currently open for 2024 – you can download an application form here.

3. Supported Sports Scheme

Are you a talented sportsperson looking to compete in your sport further afield than the Isle of Man? IOMSPC provides a Supported Sports Scheme for locals who travel off-Island regularly to the UK and beyond to compete in their chosen sporting discipline. In order to qualify for the scheme and obtain the discounted rates applicable, those applying must complete six or more return trips from the Isle of Man within the calendar year to events in which they are competing at.

New applications for the Supported Sports Scheme for 2024 are open. You can download an application form here.

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the relevant form.
  2. Email your form to the address found on the form.
  3. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application.
  4. Applications are reviewed every Friday.
  5. You will be contacted directly either for more information or to let you know when a decision has been made.

Please submit your applications with as much advanced notice as possible. It is never too early to submit applications, however all applications must be submitted a minimum of two weeks before the event or travel date. This is to allow our team sufficient time to review your application. Exceptions can be made only under special circumstances, please reach out to us using the contact details provided if this is the case.