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/UCL Ulverscroft Vision Research Group: research funding to 2021
  • University of Leicester: research funding into eye disease
  • Queen’s University Belfast: Ulverscroft Chair in in Global Eye Health Transitional Research for Equitable Eye Care: TREE programme
  • Ruharo Eye Centre: eye diagnosis & treatment in Uganda
  • IMET 2000: to establish an eye clinic in Uganda
  • Will Dean Surgical Training Programme: training eye surgeons in Africa
  • University of Liverpool: for research into treatment of glaucoma
  • Andean Medical Mission: to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Bolivian Amazon
  • World Sight Foundation: for their work in Lesotho
  • Orbis: for eye health work In Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi & Rwanda
  • St Mary’s Hospital Manchester:  for a digital scanner to examine eyes of newborn babies
  • Seva Canada: For their fieldworker programme in Cambodia
  • Newcastle University: clinical research funding into improving corneal healing
  • Kenya Albino Child Support: for a library & computer room.
  • Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind: for transport
  • Orchestra of the Swan: A Sound Education music project
  • Calibre: for development of a download app & MP3CD duplicators for audio books
  • Comprehensive Research Network: peer review of trainee research
  • Royal Air Force Association: for their talking Airmail service
  • Ulverscroft David Owen Prize: a book prize for trainee ophthalmologists in memory of our late chairman
  • Bristol Braille Technology: sponsorship of their Canute Braille e-Readers
  • Torridgeside Talking News: for equipment to produce & distribute their Talking Newspaper
  • York Blind & Partially Sighted Society: for  a USB duplicator to distribute newsletters & publications
  • Warwickshire Vision Support: for their Vision Support Centres.
  • Advantage Africa: for treating people with oculocutaneous albinism
  • ClearVision Project: for books with Braille & text interleaved
  • Pennine Bowling Club for Visually Impaired People: for transport
  • Deafblind UK: for refurbishment of the garden at Rainbow Court
  • Void: Seen: for the Unseen project to allow visually impaired people to explore art through touch
  • Vocialise: audio description training programme
  • Listening Books: to support memberships
  • Bucks Vision: to make technology available to visually impaired people
  • Leicester Visually Impaired Bowling: for transport
  • Mondo Foundation: for the Longido Blind Unit Tanzania
  • Sense International: for their work with deafblindness
  • Guide Dogs: for the Customise large print book service
  • Blind in Business: software & computer hardware for employment training
  • Mary Rose Trust: for volunteer training
  • Braille Chess Association: for their newsletter
  • VICTA: to enable students to get Duke of Edinburgh awards
  • Newton Abbot Community Trust: for a tactile map & audio equipment
  • Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust: for boat trips
  • Childhood Eye Cancer Trust: to help children with eye cancer
  • Alstrom Syndrome UK: for children’s medical handbook & information pack
  • VISOR: for drop-in centre refurbishment
  • Sight Support Derbyshire: computer equipment
  • Royal National College for the Blind: equipment for independent Living Skills training