VICTA’s grant programme currently provides funding for children and young adults who are registered or are registrable as blind or severely sight impaired (SSI) from the age of 8, up to and including the age of 29 years and who are permanent residents in the UK.
The programme is designed to help young people build or maintain their independence and retain control of their lives and leisure time.
Applications will be accepted for:
- VICTA assigned laptops
- VICTA assigned desktops
- Equipment that supports independent living from white canes to talking measuring jugs to talking induction hobs
All applications are independently reviewed by VICTA’s Trustees on a quarterly basis and outcomes will be notified in writing. All grants are dependent on available funding.
Successful applicants will be asked for a minimum 20% contribution towards the grant.
To apply, complete the online grant application form or download the form and submit by post.
VICTA also works in partnership with the RNIB (for the Orbit Reader Plus and Code Jumper) to support independent study using technology.
Applications for the Orbit Reader Plus will be considered for those aged between 0 and 29 years who are registered or are registrable blind or partially sighted and are permanent residents in the UK.
Successful applicants will receive the Orbit Reader Plus free of charge.
Code Jumper applications will be considered for children aged between 7 and 11 years who are registered or are registrable blind or partially sighted and are permanent residents in the UK.
Successful applicants will be asked to pay £90 toward the cost of a Code Jumper unit (which retails at £900).