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.

 

  • Ulverscroft Vision Research Group: funding research into childhood eye disease to 2024
  • World Child Cancer: for retinoblastoma treatment in Ghana & Cameroon
  • IMET2000: to equip the Eye Clinic at Herona Hospital in Uganda & to run the clinic for 12 months
  • RAF Association: for their Air Mail Newsletter
  • 4 Sight Vision Support: for Low Vision Kits
  • Medic to Medic: to train optometrists in Malawi over three years
  • Mondo Foundation: for beds & glasses for the students at the Longido Blind Unit in Tanzania, & Braille paper & for servicing of Braille equipment.
  • University of Leicester: research into Optical Coherence Tomography in children.
  • Queen’s University Belfast: Ulverscroft Chair in in Global Eye Health Transitional Research for Equitable Eye Care: TREE programme: we completed this five-year project in our last financial year
  • Newcastle University: clinical research funding into improving corneal healing via modulation of tissue
  • University of Liverpool: research into the treatment of glaucoma
  • Second Sight: to build a floor at the Laxman Eye Hospital in India
  • Ruharo Eye Centre: retinoblastoma project and outreach work in Uganda
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical medicine: surgical training programme in Africa
  • Foresight Gardening Enterprises: gardening equipment
  • InterCare: for medicines and equipment for blind schools in Zambia
  • Ulverscroft David Owen Prize: a book prize awarded to a trainee ophthalmologist. This prize, given in memory of our late chairman has been extended to 2023
  • Sheffield Visually Impaired Walking Group: volunteer expenses & transport costs
  • Sight for Surrey: equipment to produce their magazines & also marketing material for their Living with Sight Loss events
  • Open Country: replacement tandems & equipment for their Tandem Clubs
  • Charnwood Talking News: laptops, players & USBs used to produce their talking newspapers
  • Blind Cricket England & Wales: equipment & transport costs
  • Extant: Pathways Programme over three years to enable visually impaired people to access training in the performing arts
  • Bromley Talking News: equipment & studio costs to enable production of their talking newspapers
  • World Medical Education: for video-based multimedia education on eye diseases
  • Living Paintings Trust: to support ‘Touch to See’ book clubs
  • Deafblind Scotland: Follow the Leader courses for mental health & wellbeing
  • Southend on Sight: towards the annual cost of their Newsletters
  • Improving Lives Plymouth: to update their IT demonstration equipment
  • North East Sensory Services: towards updating their equipment & software needed for their transcription services
  • Listening Books: to support memberships
  • Devon Development Education: to complete a hostel at Katente West School, Uganda
  • Sense International: for specialist eye equipment in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
  • John Fawcett Foundation: to fund cataract operations in Bali
  • Scarbocchia: for sports equipment
  • Walsall Society for the Blind: for a computer & software to produce their talking newspapers & magazines
  • Devon in Sight: for assistive equipment for visually impaired people to borrow or try out
  • Coventry Resource Centre: for redevelopment of the Centre to provide more services to visually impaired people
  • Equation Nottingham: for Braille & large print contact cards for people in danger of abuse
  • Calibre: to support memberships of their audio library
  • The Courtyard Trust: for Braille signage
  • BPUS, based in Bangladesh: Self Reliance Project for Visually Impaired People
  • Leicester Visually Impaired Bowling Club: to encourage more visually impaired people to take up bowling
  • Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust: narrowboat cruises
  • Henshaws Society for the Blind: for their I Can Do It courses and activities
  • Open Sight Hampshire: Early Years Family Support Group, Portsmouth
  • Braille Chess Association: for their Gazette
  • Wiltshire Sight: towards setting up a Resource Hub in Salisbury
  • Andean Medical Mission: elimination of avoidable blindness in Bolivia
  • Galloway’s Society for the Blind: equipment to demonstrate new technologies
  • Chailey Heritage Foundation: equipment to improve children’s functional vision
  • Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People: towards developing their Information Hub
  • Sight for Surrey: for specialist demonstration equipment
  • Braille IT: for an Orbit Reader & Braille paper & Braille books