The Royal Society for Blind Children receives National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people

6 December 2018
Source: RSBC

National charity Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) has been awarded over £480K of National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people across England. RSBC has been granted the funding to deliver a collaborative project, Live Life Go Further, in support of vision impaired children and young people aged 8 – 25 years old. The grant will

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£2.4M to tackle unemployment in rural Leicestershire for those most in need

3 December 2018
Source: Vista

A partnership of 8 voluntary and public-sector organisations led by local sight loss charity Vista have been awarded £2.4m funding from the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund through the Building Better Opportunities programme. The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) partnership will help over 500 people who are unemployed or economically inactive and living in rural Leicestershire move into job search, training, or employment. After consulting with over 200 people across rural

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New Deal Project – Developing a New Deal through digital

8 November 2018
Source: RNIB, Vision UK, Visionary and Guide Dogs

    As a sector, we know that one of the biggest challenges facing blind and partially sighted people across the UK is their ability to access the right information, advice and support, at the right time. As organisations, we all too often hear people telling us that services are not consistently provided; that it’s very difficult to find out

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Sight Cymru awarded £98,800 by Big Lottery Fund Wales

11 October 2018
Source: WCB

The funding will be used to will deliver sessions led by people with significant sight loss for people with sight loss, teaching them how relatively simple changes to their daily life can enable independence. It will work with members of the community such as shop-keepers, restaurant staff and bus drivers to enable them to make the external environment more accessible.

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Funding boost for Macular Society in Northern Ireland

3 October 2018
Source: Macular Society in Northern Ireland

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has been boosted by a grant from Big Lottery  Fund, which will support its work across Northern Ireland for the next 12 months. The charity has been awarded £50,000 of continuation funding from Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland’s ‘Reaching Out – Connecting Older People’ programme to help it deliver vital services to people

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