What We Do

Recently Supported Projects

This list aims to give you an idea of the type of projects we supported in our last financial year. All help visually impaired people.

  • GOSH Ulverscroft Vision Research Group: research funding to 2021
  • University of Leicester: research funding to 2020
  • Queen’s University Belfast: Ulverscroft Chair in in Global Eye Health Transitional Research for Equitable Eye Care: TREE programme
  • Ruharo Eye Centre: eye diagnosis and treatment in Uganda
  • UN-ABPAM: classrooms in Burkino faso
  • IMET 2000: to establish an eye clinic in Uganda
  • World Sight Foundation: nurse training in South Africa
  • Will Dean Surgical Training Programme: training eye surgeons in Africa
  • Second Sight: to build a new floor at Laxman Hospital in India
  • World Medical Education: development funding for the Arclight, an inexpensive ophthalmoscope which can also hold medical textbooks
  • University of Liverpool: for research into treatment of glaucoma
  • Comprehensive Research Network: peer review of trainee research
  • Loughborough University: for a running line to encourage sport and exercise
  • Support to Recovery (S2R): for creativity sessions
  • Royal National College for the Blind: for a Braille Note Taker
  • Kent Association for the Blind: for their Talking News Service
  • Royal Blind: for development of outdoor spaces and play area
  • Braille Chess Association: for their Newsletter
  • Happy Days: for theatre visits
  • Charity Link: for household equipment
  • John Fawcett Foundation: for eye operations in Bali
  • African Mission: for an activity centre and library
  • Royal Air Force Association: for their membership magazine
  • Wirral Commmunity Narrow Boat Trust: for boat trips
  • Walthew House: for alternative formats at their See Hear Event
  • Sight Advice South Lakes: for sight support services
  • South Lincolnshire Blind Society: equipment to enable audio description
  • Alström Syndrome UK: for support of people with the syndrome & their families
  • Vision Aid Overseas: for outreach clinics in Zambia
  • North Wales Accessible Holidays: for a holiday caravan
  • Southend Blind Welfare Organisation: for their newsletters
  • St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital: for hospital equipment
  • DAGE: to help people maintain vision
  • Henshaws: for ‘Can Do Will Do’ project to help children to develop skills, independence & confidence
  • BPUS: for employment training in Bangladesh
  • British Blind Sport: for First Steps Exercise Programme
  • Univ Birmingham School of Chemistry for training of Student Ambassadors
  • Living Options Devon: for specialist equipment
  • Andean Medical Mission: prevention of blindness in Bolivia
  • Andover VIP: for transport
  • Living Paintings: for their Book Clubs
  • Jubilee Sailing Trust: for sailing places
  • Intercare: for medicines and equipment for blind schools in Zambia
  • Ulverscroft David Owen Prize: a book prize for trainee ophthalmologists in memory of our late chairman
  • Standing Voice: to support people with albinism in Africa