Thomas Pocklington Trust opens grants programme

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) opened its new grants programme today.

The national charity is inviting applications for projects that will deliver positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people locally, regionally or nationally in the following 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 sustainability of the sight loss sector.

TPT will also consider research and technology projects that support the key funding themes above.

 

Charles Colquhoun, CEO at Thomas Pocklington Trust, said: “After a really difficult year for so many organisations, I’m pleased to announce that our grant funding programme is now open.  We know funding is needed now, more than ever, to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead.

“We are keen to support projects and services across the UK that align with our priority areas.  I would stress that funding is limited and urge prospective applicants to study the funding guidelines carefully before applying.

“Further tranches of grants will be announced over the year. Whilst all grant applications that meet the funding criteria will be considered, it is expected that most grants awarded will be under £25k to increase the reach of the programme.”

 

Organisations wishing to submit an application should visit TPT’s grants page.  Closing date for applications within this tranche of funding is 14 May 2021.

 

ENDS

 

For further information or images please contact: Penny Wilkinson, Thomas Pocklington Trust, penny.wilkinson@pocklington-trust.org.uk  07974 578 637.

 

Editors’ Notes

About Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to enabling and empowering blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. We are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of their needs and aspirations, to working with partners and to developing and implementing services which meet these needs to increase independence and improve lives. These include:

  • Acting as an advocate and positive change agent for blind and partially sighted people.
  • Creating opportunities for blind and partially sighted people seeking employment.
  • Enabling opportunities and supporting blind and partially sighted people whilst in and entering education.
  • Facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people.
  • Being an effective partner and grant funder based on our knowledge of the sector.

 

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