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The High Sheriffs' Trust

Mission Statement

To promote for the public benefit and particularly for the young and the elderly a safer and improved quality of life through the prevention of crime and the protection of people and their property from criminal acts.

To secure for the public benefit the advancement of education amongst those between the ages of 5 years and 25 years in all matters relating to prevention of crime and prevention of alcohol, drug and solvent abuse.


The past two High Sheriffs, the current High Sheriff and the next two High Sheriffs in nomination comprise the members of the Trust, together with the Under Sheriff. There is also a Treasurer kindly provided by Hampshire Constabulary.


The Trust is primarily a grant-giving organisation and the following list shows those who have recently been recipients of such grants:

Pavilion Project
Ventnor Together
IYWAC [until March 2008]
Pan Soapbox Derby
Cowes Sea Cadets
Home Start
Foyer for the Island
Isle of Wight Guide Association
Isle of Wight Scout Council
Medina Valley Centre
Challenge and Adventure
Rainer React
Challenge and Adventure
Ryde SK8 PK User Group
The Saturday Club