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20Feb

Funding for projects that benefit the visually impaired

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The Ulverscroft Foundation provides funding to projects in the UK that benefit the visually impaired.  It funds work to assist and improve the treatment and education of the visually impaired.  It also funds medical research and facilities for the treatment or alleviation of visual impairment.

Objectives of Fund

The Foundation aims to benefit the visually impaired (blind and partially sighted).  It provides grants to organisations that work to relieve, assist and improve the treatment and education of those suffering from defective eyesight.  It also funds medical research and the provision of facilities for the treatment or alleviation of visual impairment.

How To Apply

The Trustees consider appeals in January, April, July and October each year. Application deadlines are the 15th day of the previous month - 15 December, 15 March, 15 June and 15 September.

Applications can be made in writing by post or email or via the Trust's online application form and should include the following:

  • Details of the current service, if any, that the applicant provides to the visually impaired and how this will be improved or enhanced by the proposed project. 

  • An estimate of how many visually impaired people currently use organisation's service, and how many will use it in the future.

  • Details of any other funding obtained and the names of other organisations that have been applied to.

  • A copy of the applicant’s latest annual report and accounts.

  • Confirmation that the organisation has a safeguarding policy for vulnerable children and/or adults, as appropriate.

  • Confirmation that the organisation has an equal opportunities policy.


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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Joyce Sumner
    Secretary and Administrator
    The Ulverscroft Foundation
    The Green
    Bradgate Road
    Anstey
    Leicestershire
    LE7 7FU
    Tel: 0116 236 1595
    Email: [email protected]

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