Our Impact

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity gives around £70,000 each year to help those with vision impairment and their families and support the next generation of optical professionals through bursaries and awards. Read below for recent updates from those we support. 

Our latest Charity Impact Report is now available to read here.  (Right click to open the link in a new window)

Apply Now for our Three-Year Grant

Apply Now for our Three-Year Grant

Apply now for our rarely available multi-year grant which offers charities the opportunity to fund a project for three years. Goalball...
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St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital receives support for post-COVID patient backlog

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital receives support for post-COVID patient backlog

In 2020, national lock-downs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic significantly reduced the number of patients St John of Jerusalem Eye...
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The Spectacle Makers Charity grants six awards to organisations working with vision across the UK

The Spectacle Makers Charity grants six awards to organisations working with vision across the UK

We are delighted to announce we have awarded our grants in February 2021 to various charities working toward better vision...
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Northern Ballet’s new audio-described videos, supported by our Charity

Northern Ballet’s new audio-described videos, supported by our Charity

[Audio Described] What Used To, No Longer Is from Northern Ballet on Vimeo. The Northern Ballet has released two new...
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Blind in Business

Blind in Business

  The small charity Blind in Business was founded in 1992 by three blind graduates. Despite graduating with very good...
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Vision 2020 Links Programme

Vision 2020 Links Programme

The Vision 2020 Links programme was launched in 2004 to improve the quality and quantity of eye care training and...
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St Paul’s Cathedral Training

St Paul’s Cathedral Training

In the past, the Charity has helped to fund visits for vision-impaired visitors as part of the Open House weekend...
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MACS

MACS

Charity grants have helped MACS to deliver confidence-building holidays for a very special group of children. MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and...
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Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet

For almost 50 years, Northern Ballet has been bringing world-class dance and storytelling to communities across the UK. Northern Ballet...
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Baluji Music Foundation

Baluji Music Foundation

    The Baluji Music Foundation has received two grants from our Charity, the first in 2018 for £5,000 and...
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Andean Medical Mission

Andean Medical Mission

The Andean Medical Mission aims to reduce avoidable blindness in Bolivia, an area with very few eye health professionals available...
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Goalball UK

Goalball UK

Goalball UK were the winners of our first 3-year grant competition in 2017. The grant of up to £10,000 per...
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