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  •   Term Time: Drop-Ins, Youth Groups & Event nights Mondays,  Thursdays and Fridays

(Visit What We Do )​​

  •  Activities:

    • Walks/camping

    • Cooking/crafts

    • Fire Pit evenings

    • Games

  • Box Project Online Cooking alternate Fridays

  • Harbour Church, Portsmouth

  • Vibe/ Catalyst YFC

  • February 3 Peaks Challenge

Thank you for voting for SWAY for a share of £20000 by buying the County Press every Friday in November.

You helped raise £1600 for SWAY.

To find out more about SWAY and this fund raiser click on the link here: SWAY needed your help find out more


SWAY Covid 19 Update 2021

Dear All,

The announcement of another lockdown means a lot of us may be facing anxiety, fear and uncertainty: about our health, education or job security.

Some of our face to face sessions at SWAY will have to pause, change or move online (keep an eye out on for posts/emails with up to date information on those), but SWAY is still here.

We're here to build community.
We're here to support each other's mental health and wellbeing
We're here to connect friends and neighbours.
We're here to help each other get active

We'd love to hear from you - if you have any ideas or want to get involved, if you feel you need support, just want to talk or if there's something we can help you with. Just get in touch!


Best Wishes,



Our aim is to give 'Hope and Focus' for the youth and families of South Wight. This encapsulates what we do and are as SWAY. We are passionate about getting young people together, giving them opportunities to grow, work, play and fulfil their potential.


We believe young peoples’ lives can be transformed regardless of their background or circumstances. Our desire is to meet young people where they are, accept them as they are, and to provide events and groups that will build up self-confidence, improve self-worth and empower them to discover their own potential.

The SWAY 3 Peaks Challenge

Join us for a challenging month of climbing, learning and fundraising for South Wight Area Youth Charity.

Sponsored climb 3362m during February

- Combination of 14 climbs in the South Wight

- Equivalent of climbing the 3 National Peaks: Sca Fell, Snowdon and Ben Nevis. 

- Night Walk, afternoon group walk for all the family

- Achieve Bronze, Silver & Gold Level Awards

-Special challenge: Complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in 30 hours (option of a shorter climb in 12 hours).

Are you up for either of these Challenges to help fundraise for SWAY charity?

To request the list of climbs or to enter and receive a notebook with daily readings and a record sheet, contact SWAY by emailing swayoffice1@gmail.com

Fundraising & sponsorship JustGiving page: click on the link
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Great evening as we travelled over to Gunwharf Quay for a meal and visited Portsmouth's Student/University Harbour Church.

We are so thankful to have received the Tesco Community Grant vote in our local Tesco stores. We have been chosen by Tesco Customers to receive a grant award of £1,000.00! This enables us to run our 'Box Project', delivering delicious fresh ingredients to our families for an Online cooking course with us. Last night Jennie taught us to cook a smokey sausage casserole together (with alternative dietary options). And you can swipe to see Obi receiving the ingredients for the meal.


It has been so good to see everyone involved learning new skills and sharing food with one another. Thank you for voting!


'The Box Project' is free. It's for anyone in the South Wight, mainly aged (10-18 years old and their family) who wants to learn skills. All materials are provided and delivered in a box to your home before class (on zoom).⁣⁣⁣⁣

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 Rend Collective concert at the 02 Academy in Bournemouth.
We would like to thank HIWCF & Redfunnel for the grant to cover the minibus ferry crossing. 

Lake District Residential August 2021
The residential at Carlisle Diocesan Youth Centre at St. John's-in-the-Vale, Keswick. 
Young people experienced new challenges, and to build up relationships and life skills. The activities included mountain walking, team building and an activity day.
Save Our Planet Weekend: Over the course of Friday, 24th to Sunday 26th September, 12 young people walked and camped on the South Wight. Along their journey they learnt about conservation, ecosystems, the impact of climate change and taking care of this beautiful world in which we live.
Arreton Downs Wildlife Walk
A guided walk given by Kathy Grogan, Nature Works.
Despite the earlier rain we saw lots of invertebrates from Chalky Blue Butterflies, grasshoppers, ladybirds and hoverflies to slugs.

Headhunters :
36 young people applied team work and strategies to win the flags.

Disc Golf for Rock Solid, ROOTs & Attitude Youth Groups: lots of laughs and searching for discs!

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Welcome home to 'Seahorse' after Sailing Fundraiser for SWAY

South Wight Area Youth Partnership (SWAY) welcomes back Susannah Seely and Didi Nicholson after  sailing for 2 months in their 26ft Contessa, Seahorse, 2000 miles around Great Britain raising over £6,000 so far towards SWAY. ’

You can visit their blog www.Seahorse184.com  and donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/seahorse-184.  

2020 Annual Report

SWAY Feedback Questionnaire

It would be amazing if you could take 3 minutes to complete the online SWAY Questionnaire to feedback your experiences with SWAY. All feedback can be given anonymously.

We will be able to use your feedback to build on SWAY's work. Your answers will also provide invaluable evidence to support SWAY's funding applications in the coming year.

Please click on the link below.



Thank you for your time: your feedback is important to us.


Corf Camp Activity Day of kayaking, plank challenges and raft building team events. BBQ in the sunshine to finish.

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Easter activities on the water at Corf Camp


Geocaching Challenge 2021

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Box Project Cooking Together on Zoom:
The winner of the best photo of a Healthy Korma was awarded to Ed: Congratulations.

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Box Project Cooking & Crafts fun on-line

Box Project door step delivery of materials or ingredients ready for the online family activity.


Great tasting food with SWAY's 
Box Project Friday Night Zoom Cook Together.
SWAY cooked Mexican Enchiladas (Chicken and Veggie options) with 10 families cooking along online.

Fire Pit Evenings

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Mountain Biking

The winning geocache team 2020:

Max, Caleb and Eleanor

at Limerstone Down.

Hike at Home Challenge 

The Young People and Friends of SWAY climbed England's tallest mountain from home.

A massive THANK YOU for raising £3482 for SWAY and Isle of Wight Foodbank.

IMPORTANT UPDATE – about our online youth work and link for our new Online Contact Permission Form is available on our Events Page 

Hi everyone, some of our activities take place online.

Please follow us on social media, Facebook and Instagram (Southwightyouth). Send us a message or email us on swayoffice1@gmail.com

Parents – We want to know if you’re happy for us to contact your children through messaging, online video calls and social media.  If so, please could you complete the SWAY Contact Permission Form, click on the Video image button below.