A collage of various old black and white photos of blind and partially sighted people in different situations A collage of various old black and white photos of blind and partially sighted people in different situations A collage of various old black and white photos of blind and partially sighted people in different situations

Our centenary: 100 years of the Vision Foundation

This year we are celebrating a very special milestone – 100 years of support for blind and partially sighted people in London. Since coming into being in 1921, we’ve invested more than £31 million into grassroots communities, been early investors in pilot innovations that have been scaled up nationwide and amplified the voices of the sight loss community.

We’ve achieved a huge amount in the past 100 years but have so much more to do. As we celebrate our past we’re also looking to the future and we’re asking you to be a part of it – by donating, fundraising or joining us at one of our special events.

However you get involved, you’ll be helping us build a brighter future for people living with and facing sight loss.

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Our Centenary Appeal

The focus of the Vision Foundation’s Centenary Appeal is on changing the landscape of employment opportunities for blind and partially sighted people in London. Our campaign will:

  • reach 4,000 blind and partially sighted people – one in ten of London’s visually impaired community who are unemployed;
  • invest in local, tailored services provided by grassroots organisations;
  • transform employer attitudes through campaigns and targeted partnerships;
  • unlock the best technology and mobility support.

We believe in a future where people living with sight loss are equal citizens. It is only through access to meaningful employment that we will achieve equality, inclusion, and independence.

With your help, we can make London a global exemplar of a sight loss aware city.