RSBC Funders

We're very thankful for the generosity and support of everyone below, who allow us to ensure the ongoing success of our projects.

 

Benecare Foundation - Family Support Service
Benecare Foundation is a longstanding supporter of RSBC. They are currently contributing to our Family Support Service. The funding provided has enabled us to reach out to more families in need of support and to equip families with the necessary knowledge and coping strategies to effectively manage their child’s condition.

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City Bridge Trust - Employment
The City Bridge Trust is supporting our Employment programme. The grant will enable us to work with partner employers to increase their ability and confidence in employing blind and partially sighted young people and offer sustainable employment opportunities to blind young people from London.

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European Social Fund/Education & Skills Funding Agency – EQUIP Fund

The European Social Fund and the Education & Skills Funding Agency have provided two grants to our Employment work though the EQUIP Fund. These grants will help us empower 35 unemployed or economically inactive young people to enter paid employment or further training in West and Central London.

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Richard Reeves - Employment
Through its ‘Learn While You Earn’ grants programme Richard Reeves has provided a three-year grant to work with young people from Camden, Islington and the City and a range of employers to support young people into their apprenticeship, internship and work placement schemes.

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Co-op Foundation - Supper clubs
The Co-op Foundation is funding the roll-out of RSBC's highly successful Supper Club project that brings together lonely and isolated blind and partially sighted young people for a regular chance to socialise with their peers. The funding will help to create supper clubs in 4 locations across London.

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Worshipful Company of Cordwainers - Creative
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers has supported RSBC for many years. They currently support our London Music Group, that provides blind and partially sighted young people with opportunities to develop their musical and creative skills, make new friends, and gain confidence.

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Jack Petchey Foundation - Employment
The Jack Petchey Foundation has provided funding to support blind young people aged 18-25 living in London through their transition to adulthood. Through different workshops (money management, confidence building), activities (arts and crafts, music, drama, sports) and employment guidance the project aims to provide young people with opportunities to increase their independence and improve mental well-being.

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Heathrow Community Fund - Family Support Service
The Heathrow Community Fund supports our Family Support Service in the boroughs of Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing.

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Johnson Matthey (Corporate) - Social and Independence
Johnson Matthey is a long-standing supporter of RSBC’s Social and Independence project.. The funding provided has enabled us to expand the programme and engage with more young people across London.

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Garfield Weston Foundation - Live Life Go Further
The Garfield Weston Foundation funds our Live Life Go Further Programme for children and young people aged 8-25in London.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation - Family Support Service
The Masonic Charitable Foundation has provided funding for our Family Support Service in the North East of England. Their contribution has enabled us to hire a new Family Engagement Worker in the region.
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National Lottery Community Fund (UK Portfolio) - Family Support Service
The National Lottery Community Fund is funding RSBC’s national Family Support Service through their UK Portfolio Fund. This significant grant will enable us to support 560 families with a blind or partially sighted child in North Wales, North-East England, the West Midlands and Kent.

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National Lottery Community Fund (Reaching Communities) - LLGF
Through their Reaching Communities Fund the National Lottery Community Fund is supporting RSBC’s Live Life, Go Further project. NLCF’s three-year grant will help 975 children and young people, in London, the West Midlands and North West England to improve their personal and independence skills, become more involved in their communities and improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

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Mayors’ Young Londoners Fund - LLGF
The Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund has provided RSBC with a three-year grant to support our Live Life, Go Further programme in six boroughs[YL2]  across the capital: Lewisham, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Brent, Ealing and Hounslow.

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Youth Investment Fund - Social and Independence
The Youth Investment Fund is currently supporting our Social and Independence Groups for 11-17 year olds in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Havering & Redbridge.

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BBC Children in Need - Health & Wellbeing
BBC Children in Need funds our Health & Wellbeing Activity Clubs and our annual summer residential activity. Their contribution has enabled us to help children in London make new friends, live healthy lifestyles and try new sports.

 

Arts Council England - Employment
Arts Council England funds our Blind Tellers Project. This innovative new project is empowering blind young people to develop their confidence and communication skills through the use of storytelling techniques.

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GLA/Comic Relief (London Together Fund) - Health & Wellbeing
The Greater London Authority and Comic Relief are funding our Health & Wellbeing Activity Clubs in Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Redbridge and Southwark.

 

Erasmus+ - Youth Forum & Employment
Erasmus+ is currently funding two RSBC projects. - Our Youth Voice project is helping young people in London, Essex and North-East England meet local and national decisions makers and discuss with them the issues that impact their lives.

The second project aims to increase the integration of disabled and disadvantaged young people in employment. Working with partner organisations in Germany and Spain we are researching and promoting best practises for employing a wide range of disadvantaged young people, including those with sight loss.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets - Health & Wellbeing
LB Tower Hamlets has funded a Health & Wellbeing Activity Club in the borough since 2015. The council’s long standing support has enabled many blind and partially sighted children in the borough to have long term support to live healthier lives and be physically active.

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London Borough of Hackney - Hackney Advice Service
RSBC participates in a consortium that delivers the London Borough of Hackney’s specialist advice service for those disabilities and specialist needs.

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London Borough of Hackney - Health & Wellbeing
LB Hackney has funded us for several years and is currently supporting a Health & Wellbeing Activity Club in the borough. Their support has enabled this club to support blind and partially sighted children in the borough make new friends, live healthy lifestyles and try new sports.

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Capricorn Shading Group
In February 2019, Capricorn Shading Group made a commitment to support the work of The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC). Having learned of the impact of the charity’s core service operating across England and Wales, this national retailer responded with a commercial partnership proposal to help further RSBC’s ambition to reach more blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families with dedicated, one to one support.

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Family Support Service - 2 year old Liam smiling in his dad's arms.

Families First

Sight loss doesn’t just affect your child - as a parent, you need support too. Our Families First Service provides practical and emotional support at every stage of your family’s experience with sight loss.
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The Family Support Service operates across England and Wales, and is available to blind and partially sighted children and young people from birth to 25 years old.
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