We commission research and undertake insight work to understand the needs of blind and partially sighted people and the charities and projects on offer. We use this information to inform our activities and influence others. We share what we learn to ensure maximum benefit.
We aim to transform the lives of people facing or living with sight loss by funding projects and organisations that provide front-line services across London. We partner with charities to deliver projects such as eye health awareness workshops for children; employment support for visually impaired young adults; and IT training for older people.
As a grant-giver committed to supporting London’s sight loss sector in the best way we can, we strive to do more than simply provide funding. Our Funder Plus approach aims to support organisations in a variety of ways, all informed by what we have been told would be valued by the charities themselves. We help sight loss charities build capacity and connect with each other through training opportunities and events.
As a sight loss organisation working with blind and partially sighted people we believe we have a duty to speak out on behalf of the community we represent. We work alongside people living with sight loss to help amplify their voices and tackle the big issues affecting people’s lives. And we engage with the people who hold power across London to make sure blind and partially sighted people are heard. Whether its transport, employment, education or access to the arts and culture we believe everyone deserves the same opportunities and rights of access.
We’ve distributed more than £30m to sight loss organisations that work to inform, include and empower London’s visually impaired community. Empowerment is at the heart of what we do; our work focuses on what people can do, rather than what they can’t.
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do as a charity and everyone who works with us should be involved in the development of a volunteering culture that advocates equal opportunity, diversity and inclusivity and that celebrates the vital contribution that volunteers make to the organisation. Here at Vision Foundation, adopting a collaborative approach to our work enables us to bring together people with different experiences, knowledge and skills in order to accomplish common goals and meet expectations.
Are you passionate about sustainable fashion? Do you enjoy researching where items have come from, and the stories that lie behind them? If so, Vision Foundation is waiting to hear from you.