The Ulverscroft Foundation supports projects which will have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people (blind and partially sighted).

Their funding is channelled via recognised organisations which help the visually impaired, for example, libraries, hospitals, clinincs, schools and colleges, and social and welfare organisations.

Applications should be made in writing (they do not have an application form). Make your proposal as detailed as possible. Include details of your current service to the visually impaired, if any, and how the proposed project will be integrated or enhanced. If possible, please give an estimate of how many visually impaired people use/will use your service. Also include the amount of funding obtained to date, if any, and the names of other organisations to whom you have applied.

They ask that organisations send a copy of their latest annual report and accounts with their application.

Please note:

  • Due to the large number of appeals they receive, if they have given or considered giving a grant or a donation to an organisation they are unable to consider fresh appeals until a period of 12 to 18 months have elapsed
  • They do not generally grant assistance towards salaries and general running costs
  • They rarely give grants to individuals
  • The success of any appeal is dependent on the level of funding available at the time of consideration.

Application Form: Apply in writing - see guidance.

Deadline: Trustees meet quarterly to consider appeals in January, April, July and October each year; deadlines for appeals are the fifteenth day of the previous month.

Contact: The Ulverscroft Foundation, The Green, Bradgate Road, Anstey, Leicestershire, LE7 7FU Tel: 0116 236 1595 Fax: 0116 236 1594 Email: foundation@ulverscroft.co.uk

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