The Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is offering grants to registered charities to support projects and activities that deliver positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people across the UK.
TPT will support new and innovative projects that aim to make a positive impact in at least one of their four priority areas:
- Education: Enabling opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and young people in and entering education;
- Employment: Creating employment opportunities for blind and partially sighted people;
- Engagement: Facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people;
- 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, but larger amounts will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
The deadline for applications is 5 February 2023, however the programme may close early depending on demand.