Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) provides grants for a broad range of projects that support the delivery of positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people around our key funding themes across the UK.

TPT is inviting charitable organisations to submit an application for new and innovative projects that will achieve a positive impact under our strategic priority, “Collaboration and Sustainability”.


We will consider 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 – 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


Please download and read the funding criteria before applying


If you would like an informal discussion before applying or you have a general enquiry about our grants, please contact us at  Our team will be happy to discuss this with you.

This programme will be open until 5th February 2023. TPT reserves the right to close the programme sooner depending on demand.

Apply through our grants portal here


See the full list of organisations supported in 2020/21


TPT 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.
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