Grants Awarded 2023

2023 was The Powell Family Foundation’s first year of operations. It has been a privilege and pleasure to work with the many talented and dedicated people who are passionate about encouraging and supporting vision impaired children and young people to achieve their potential.

During the year we awarded £114,830 of individual grants to 73 vision impaired children and young people. These grants helped to pay for specialist equipment, sensory toys to help habilitation, IT equipment to support education and leisure, skills development, hobbies, sports and leisure activities.

boy looking very happy with his new computer

The grant application process was very straightforward and the Foundation were really helpful and supportive. The whole process was really smooth and the turnaround time was fast. My son was absolutely thrilled with the grant which will make a big difference to him.

Elin J

The Foundation also awarded £558,832 of grants to a range of exceptional and dynamic organisations to support vision impaired children and young people. In 2023 grants were made to the following:

  • Berkshire Vision
  • Blind in Business
  • Clear Vision
  • Croydon Vision
  • Henshaws
  • MACS
  • Merton Vision
  • MoorVision
  • MySight York
  • MyVision Oxfordshire
  • North East Sensory Services
  • North East Sight Matters
  • Nystagmus Network
  • Open Sight
  • RNIB
  • RSBC
  • Sight for Surrey
  • Sight Life Cardiff
  • Sight Loss Shropshire
  • Usher Kids
  • Vision Ability
  • Vision Foundation
  • Vista
  • Wilberforce Trust
  • Wirral Society for the Blind & Partially Sighted

Clare Burgess, CEO, Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey said,

“The funding we received from The Powell Family Foundation has helped us put on a variety of hugely successful events and residential trips. The application process was simple and straight forward and the response was quick. Thank you!”

young woman giving the thumbs up on canoe in the river
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