Blind Children UK have merged with Guide Dogs. Guide Dogs continue to offer services for blind and visually impaired children and young people through it CYP Service.
Guide Dogs offers grants to blind and visually impaired children and young people under 18 years towards assistive or adapted technology and sensory items.
It will only fund items not available from statutory services. The applicant must be in pre-school, full or part time education or home schooled.
The equipment and software provided by Guide Dogs are for home use only.
Grants are not means tested but a minimum 10% contribution towards the total cost is required.
To apply: download an application form from the website. Applications are considered every second month. Applications will be checked and supporter details will be verified.
Guide Dogs have also continued to operate the excellent Custom Eyes scheme to enable children with a visual impairment buy large print books at retail prices. This fast and efficient service is highly recommended. Available to children and young people aged 25 years and under.