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
2021-22 Edinburgh Art Festival Edinburgh Art Festival Visually Impaired Audience Programme 2021 £5,728
2021-22 Listening Books Audiobook service for visually impaired people in Scotland £9,000
2020-21 S.I.S.G Enterprises Ltd Support During Covid for Older People with Sight Loss £8,969
2020-21 ClearVision Project Free postal library of dual print and braille children’s books for vision impaired children in Scotland £18,000
2020-21 Fight for Sight Characterisation of an animal model for cornea stromal dysfunction: the ZNF469 mouse knockout £60,000
2020-21 VisionPK VisionPK’s furture ambitions £20,000
2020-21 Visibility Scotland Dumfries & Galloway Confident Connected Communities Project £21,275
2020-21 Macular Society Emotional and practical support services to people with macular disease £36,000
2020-21 Calibre Audio Library Connecting, Stimulating and Empowering Disabled People in Scotland through Audiobooks £6,500
2020-21 British Wireless for the Blind BWBF Connect £5,000
2020-21 Living Paintings Trust Library Book Service for Blind/Partially Sighted £5,000
2019-20 Glasgow Eagles Sports Club Visual Impaired Football ‘2’ £1,000
2019-20 Cycling UK In Tandem £39,748
2019-20 Falkirk Football Community Foundation Falkirk Blind Club £28,290
2019-20 Cerebral Visual Impairment Society of Scotland Filming Lessons and Website Costs £2,716
2019-20 Listening Books Audiobooks for visually impaired in Scotland £4,500
2019-20 Edinburgh Art Festival Edinburgh Art Festival: Audio Described £1,300
2018-19 Cerebral Visual Impairment Society of Scotland Small Projects and Website Fees £2,300
2018-19 Cerebral Visual Impairment Society of Scotland CVI Support Specialist £87,500
2018-19 Deafblind Scotland The Opening Up Technology Outreach Project £42,267
2018-19 North East Sensory Services (NESS) Connect Include and Support (CIS) £33,000
2018-19 S.I.S.G. Enterprises Ltd Coping Strategies Training – Older Sight Loss £38,456
2018-19 Visibility Confident Connected Communities £30,000
2018-19 Calibre Audio Library Enhancing our Download Service £5,300

 

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust