Who we are and what we do

We are able to fund sight-saving research only thanks to the generosity of the public. Over the last 35 years, we have invested more than £18 million in research. Thank you so much for your support.

We are grateful for each and every donation, regardless of its size, and we take care to spend our donors' gifts prudently and for maximum impact. 

Below are our latest published financial results (for the year 2019-20) and you can read our 2019-20 Annual Review and our Reviews and Accounts for previous financial years here.

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Our 5-year aggregate is 17.4p:£1. Legacy gifts still account for a significant part of our income. The Trustees are committed to ensuring that the charity can operate on a more sustainable footing. As we look to diversify our income generation over the next few years, and following the devastating effect of COVID-19 on charities in 2020, we expect our cost to raise £1 to increase temporarily. We will always spend your money prudently and maximise our investment in research.

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As well as spending £614,355 to meet existing grant awards, we also committed an additional £988,000 to research funding, including the establishment of a £750,000 Strategic Research Fund.

We strive to contain our costs wherever possible. 

The total running costs of the charity have remained unchanged for the last eight years.

Your gift can help to find new sight-saving solutions. 

If you can, please donate today. Thank you.