The Will Charitable Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 31st January 2017.
Through the programme UK charities can apply for funding for the care of and services for blind people, and the prevention and/or cure of blindness. Charities which exist primarily for the care of blind and partially sighted people are most likely to succeed, but the Trustees will consider other charities (for instance those who care for people with multi-disabilities) where the projects are specifically aimed at the blind or partially-sighted element of their work. Around 12 charities are supported each year with grants varying from around £5,000 to £20,000.
Previous projects supported include:
A grant of £5,000 to a local blind society towards the cost of a new VI-friendly kitchen
A county blind society which was awarded £10,000 towards the set-up and first year’s cost of a new drop-in centre.