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Thomas Pocklington Trust Accepting Applications

Health & Social Welfare

07 March 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

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 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, preference will be given to 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, resource development, or capital items. 

Most grants will be around £10,000 or less. However, larger amounts will be considered in exceptional circumstances. The programme may close early depending on demand.

 

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023.

Guidelines and access to the grants portal can be found on the Trust's website.

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