Thomas Pocklington Trust awards Visionary £1.3m

We are thrilled to kick-off 2020 by sharing the news that Thomas Pocklington Trust have awarded Visionary funding of £1.3m as part of a three-year agreement.

The agreement, which came into effect on 1 January 2020, includes funding and other resources for a three-year period, with a view to extension after this period subject to us successfully achieving the ambitious and exciting objectives outlined in the agreement.

This funding builds on the already strong relationship Visionary have shared with Thomas Pocklington Trust. TPT have been instrumental in the success of Visionary over the past 5 years, with us already having been working together for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people and with TPT providing grant funding, support services and seconded staff, since 2015.

Charles Colquhoun, CEO at Thomas Pocklington Trust, said: “We are pleased to be able to make this substantial investment into this important organisation that represents so many other charities and local societies in this sector.  Visionary shares our ambitions in supporting blind and partially sighted people to live the life they want to lead”.

Visionary’s CEO, Fiona Sandford, added: “This funding will ensure that Visionary can connect with local sight loss organisations, work alongside them to develop services and share the success of local, community-based organisations to improve the sight loss sector”.

Michael Conroy, Vice Chair of Visionary, said: “I would like to thank TPT for its generous support to date and for the coming three years.  Its support has allowed us to expand our activities, grow the Visionary membership and strengthen our collective voice which will have a positive impact on the lives of blind and partially sighted people”.

Keep an eye on the website and in our members briefing for more information on Visionary’s plans over the next three year funding period.

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