Thomas Pocklington Trust launches COVID-19 Emergency Fund for sight loss sector

7th April 2020

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is supporting sight loss organisations providing services to blind and partially sighted people during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new emergency fund.

£500,000 of support will be available to sight loss sector organisations to help them continue providing critical services for the physical and emotional wellbeing of blind and partially sighted people.

The grants will be for up to £10,000 pounds or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months. They can be used either to cover the general running costs of the charity in the face of cashflow issues directly caused by the crisis, or to fund a project that will support the blind and partially sighted community through these difficult times.

To provide this support, Thomas Pocklington Trust has suspended its normal grant funding activities, postponed the launch of its revised grant programme and will use funds previously allocated to its normal grant programme.

Organisations wishing to submit an application should visit the Emergency Fund web page. 

Source: Fundraising UK