Charitable trusts and foundations

A picture of Vista Ambassador Brian Negus with children and young people, all holding cameras.

Support from charitable trusts and foundations is crucial to Vista’s work. It enables us to make a real and significant difference in what we do, which is to improve the lives of people affected by sight loss across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. 

Grants and donations, no matter how big or small, helps us to not only provide vital services, but to also innovate new and exciting ideas.

Our dedicated team is brilliant at building new and existing relationships with funders, and we always welcome visits to the charity to show first-hand some of the work we do and share our aspirations. 

We are always on the lookout for funding opportunities that fit with our objectives, and value working in partnership where possible with our grantmakers. We are also proud to consistently receive excellent feedback on how we report back on projects and services that directly impact on the lives of people with sight loss. 

“Thank you for the report – if only everyone provided such detailed and extensive progress reports, my job would be a breeze!”

Clothworkers Foundation

From funding large scale capital projects in our residential homes, salaried roles that allow us to provide emotional and practical support to people with sight loss in hospitals and in the community, an assistive technology bursary scheme which offers access to items of life-changing technological equipment for people on very low incomes, and many more vital services, the support we receive from charitable trusts and foundations helps thousands of local people to overcome the challenges of sight loss. 

If you feel that a trust or foundation you are involved with is able to contribute in any way, please get in touch. 

World War One heritage project update

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Vista’s Sound Services and a team of dedicated volunteers have produced a 4-disk audio CD pack about the First World War, to ensure that people with sight loss can access information about this highly significant and influential event in history. Please visit our webpage for more details.