Charitable Trusts and Foundations play an important role in helping 4SIGHT to fund core costs and launch new projects in line with the changing needs of members.

4SIGHT has been supported through many large national and small local Charitable Trusts and Foundations including; Bradbury Foundation, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Clothworkers Foundation, Henry Smith Foundation, Awards For All and Sussex Community Foundation.

Current projects which we are seeking to gain support to launch, expand or continue to deliver include:

Sight Care Advisor session

in two county hospitals offering immediate support after time of sight loss diagnosis.

£22.50 per session

Embosser Paper and labeller for Brailling


£104

Area Volunteer Outreach Box

Equipment and information for 4SIGHT area committees to take into the community to identify new members and volunteers.

£952 x 5

Brailling software

1 licence – £445 and Dolphin Easy Converter, Audio Transcription Software – 1 Licence – £595-

Total  – £1,040

Outreach Worker

Travel costs per year to travel to comfort of the homes of the elderly visually impaired people to undertake initial assessments and support after sight loss diagnosis.

£1,497

Burgess Hill monthly drop in Centre


£1,740

Audio Library

Deliver a free Audio CD library to members across the County, supported by volunteers and available through a postal service.

£2,311

Brailling Embosser

To replace 10 year old machine for transcribing for member and other local charities and health organisations.

£2,450

Kitchen Club

Provision of a bi-monthly cooking rehab training session to regain independence- utilities, food and equipment.

£2,564

Update of Server and database

Upgrade of server (10 years old) to cloud based server and new  sight loss dedicated database for efficient management of communications with the members.

£11,015

NEW-Volunteer Co-ordinator

New role to support the current 400 volunteers and recruit new volunteers around the county to support service delivery.

£18,676

NEW-Project 360°

introduction of a new liaison office to proactively deliver a 360° sight loss care pathway designed to engage and retain  people  with  a  visually  impairment  in  participation  of  supportive care and welfare services.

£25,643

NEW- Peripatetic Outreach Service- North & West areas of the County.

New service expansion to take services out to rural areas and to homes and group sessions in the north and west of the County.

£29,941 x2  =£59,882

We would welcome your Trustees to visit our HQ to meet key members of staff, 4SIGHT members and volunteers, so that you can see first-hand how your support in making a difference.

Your support will be welcomed for any of the above projects or towards our charitable activity costs in general. If you would like further information on any of these projects then please so not hesitate to get in touch with me on 01243 838 009 or via email to bev.tinson@4sight.org.uk.