Donor: Ulverscroft Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 1.000GBP
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 300.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Disability
  • Health
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Ulverscroft Foundation was formed to (1) relieve and assist, and to provide treatment and education for sick or handicapped persons and in particular persons suffering from defective eyesight; and (2) support medical research and to provide and assist in the provision of facilities for the treatment or alleviation of sick or visually handicapped persons. To that end the Foundation provides financial help to Universities which carry out research into the causes of eye diseases; funds eye clinics, hospitals, schools, libraries and other organisations which help visually impaired people. They also provide awards to assist the development of library services for print disabled people worldwide and to foster cooperation between library services serving these persons.

An application should include at least the following: (1) details of your current service to visually-impaired people, if any, and how it will be improved or enhanced by the proposed project. They do not need to see lengthy, generalised descriptions of the challenges faced by blind and visually-impaired people; (2) an estimate if possible of how many blind and visually-impaired people currently use your service, and how many will use it in the future; (3) any funding received or pledged to date for the project in question, and the names of other organisations to which you have applied; (4) a copy of your latest annual report and accounts; (5) confirmation that your organisation has a safeguarding policy for vulnerable children and/or adults, as appropriate; and (6) confirmation that your organisation has an equal opportunities policy.

2) Eligibility 

Applications for funding can be considered from any source, UK or overseas. Applicants need not necessarily be a charity: they can be a CIC or social group.

3) Location 

Actions can take place overseas.

4) Budget

Their annual funding volume is around £500,000-£800,000. In the past individual grants have ranged from £1,000-£300,000.

5) Application 

Trustees meet quarterly to consider applications: in January (deadline 15 December), April (deadline 15 March),  July (deadline 15 June) and October (deadline 15 September). Applications can be submitted online on a rolling basis.

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