Funding to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Across the UK

Registered UK-based charities can apply for funding to support new and innovative projects that benefit blind and partially sighted people in the priority areas of education, employment, engagement, collaboration, and sustainability.

The Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is offering grants of up to £10,000 for registered charities across the United Kingdom to deliver a broad range of projects and activities that achieve positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people.

In 2023, TPT will consider applications that fall under the following priority:

  • Collaboration and Sustainability -promoting positive change to improve the capacity and sustainability of the sight loss sector and organisations which work with blind and partially sighted people.

Funding will also be considered for applications in the following areas:

  • Infrastructure and impact – including developing technological capabilities, restructuring reviews, Theory of Change, feasibility studies, partnership working (including resource sharing) and integrations and mergers.
  • Insights and research – including gaps in data and evidence that can improve knowledge across the sector.
  • Innovation Seed Fund – initial funding for ideas and projects which can have a transformative benefit to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.

Funding can be used to cover costs such as:

  • New staff posts.
  • Professional fees.
  • Paid training and upskilling.
  • Resource development
  • Capital items.

There is a two-stage application process. Groups must first submit an online expression of interest form before being invited to submit a full application.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 30 September 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)