Visual Impairment

We fund charities that support people who are blind or visually impaired.   Access to technology, services and the right kind of emotional support are all important in promoting involvement and participation in society. Particular attention is given to lower incidence conditions.

We are also keen to encourage a wider range of organisations to develop initiatives that better meet the needs of people with visual impairments.

Funding is also available for medical research into visual impairment and sight loss.

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Recent Awards

Year Recipient Project Title Amount
2017-18 Borders Talking Newspapers Borders Talking Newspapers £2,000
2017-18 Cerebral Visual Impairment Society of Scotland Interactive Tools & Running Costs Contribution £4,000
2017-18 Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) Support for Families in Scotland Affected by Rb £2,500
2017-18 Glasgow Eagles Multi Sports Club Visual Impairment Football £1,000
2017-18 The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety Personal Safety Courses for the Blind & VI £6,000
2016-17 Fife Society for the Blind Life Span 80-100: supporting people w/ sight loss £18,000
2016-17 The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association My Guide £21,000
2016-17 Highland Blindcraft Training & improving the skills of the workforce £2,865
2016-17 Lochaber Sensory Care General Manager Funding £39,000
2016-17 Macular Society Filling gaps in macular services in Scotland £45,000
2016-17 Perth & Kinross Society for the Blind Support for Core Services £36,000
2016-17 REACT Provision of Equipment £1,158

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