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.
A century of changing lives and saving sight
Our Past to Present
From our first fundraising campaign in 1922 to funding projects for blind and partially sighted people across London for 100 years.
Our Centenary Appeal
We have set ourselves the challenge of raising £1 million to change the employment landscape for blind and partially sighted people and create more opportunities to help people into work.
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.
Your support will help us unlock many employment opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.
Partner with us
We work in partnership with organisations across a wide range of industries, helping to unlock sight loss talent.