The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ Charity is offering eye health organisations the opportunity to apply for a three-year grant for the first time.
The charity explained that the grant offers security of funding for significant projects and allows new initiatives to be measured over a longer period.
Applications are being sought from organisations that share the charity’s aims to reduce vision impairment, support the development of eye health training and education, improve the quality of life for people living with sight loss, and to support vision science research projects.
The work of the applicants must show either national or international benefit, and that funds will go directly to helping those with vision impairment.
Master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, Felicity Harding, said: “This commitment is a new venture for the Spectacle Makers’ Charity and one that I am delighted to support. I hope it will provide a real incentive to organisations to undertake projects that will have a lasting impact.”
As part of its wider activity, the charity’s new chairman, Dr Natalie Briggs (pictured), has a set a target of increasing funds to £1 million by 2029.
Further information, including the application form, about the grant can be found on the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Charity website.