Does RNIB offer any grants?

Our grants service offers up to £500 towards useful items to help registered blind and partially sighted people live independently. You must:

  • be a resident in the UK
  • be registered as blind or partially sighted
  • be receiving a means-tested benefit
  • have been unable to get funding for the items from your local authority
  • have savings less than £6,000
  • not have had a grant in the last three years

We are able to consider grants towards the following items:

We only have limited funds, so for some items we are only able to consider funding towards them if they are within our maximum price limits. Our application form lists how much these maximum amounts are. Due to our limited funds, we cannot offer any funding towards OrCam glasses. 

To apply, download and complete our application form:

All completed grant application forms should be sent to: 

  • RNIB Technology Grants Team,105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE

or emailed to the Technology Grants Team on:

If you have difficulty filling in the form, your supporting officer should be able to assist you with this. You can also search Sightline using the key words "form filling" to find local societies that can offer you assistance.

For further information please contact us on:

If you are not eligible for our grant we have a factsheet on other organisations that may be able to help you:

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