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The Royal Society For Blind Children

What it does
    THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE TO PROVIDE EDUCATION, ADVICE, GUIDANCE AND TRAINING TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR PARTIALLY SIGHTED AND TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES AS CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR PARTIALLY SIGHTED MAY REQUIRE TO LEAD INDEPENDENT LIVES WITHIN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES OR OTHERWISE MEET THEIR NEEDS.
Who works here
  • 89 employees and 120 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • People With Disabilities
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • Disability
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Throughout England
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 307892
  • First registered on 25/04/1963
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/12/2017 £5,066,000 £5,872,000 -£806,000 £2,701,000 2 89 120 22/10/2018
31/12/2016 £5,152,000 £5,451,000 -£299,000 £3,423,000 3 96 152 09/06/2017
31/12/2015 £4,609,000 £4,562,000 £47,000 £3,549,000 2 68 120 20/06/2016
31/12/2014 £5,411,000 £6,072,000 -£661,000 £3,411,000 111 127 22/09/2015
31/12/2013 £8,507,000 £6,364,000 £2,143,000 £4,005,000 2 111 91 25/06/2014
31/12/2012 £5,532,000 £7,421,000 -£1,889,000 £5,939,000 136 100 22/05/2013
31/12/2011 £9,421,000 £12,075,000 -£2,654,000 £7,871,000 175 0 07/09/2012
31/07/2010 £8,571,000 £8,684,000 -£113,000 £10,807,000 4 202 23 11/05/2011
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 7 grant making charities totalling £985,643

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£96,465
31/12/2018
Greater London Authority Inclusive Vision will support 180 visually impaired children and young people living in West and South London at risk of social exclusion to improve their emotional and mental health, develop the practical skills to lead independent and fulfilling lives and become active participants in their local communities.
£78,142
06/12/2018
Co-Op Foundation Supper clubs for visually impaired young people across London, developing their networks and building confidence and skills through talks and workshops.
£64,253
31/10/2018
Greater London Authority We will use sport to address the exclusion & disadvantage faced by visually impaired (VI) young people (YP), piloting a model that will reduce isolation, increase community engagement by enhancing the capacity of local youth organisations to include VI YP in their wider provision.
£25,000
31/05/2018
Garfield Weston Foundation Live Life, Go Further
£113,960
31/10/2017
City Bridge Trust £113,960 over three years (£32,192; £39,124; £42,644) towards the costs of delivering an apprenticeship programme with partner employers for 40 blind and partially sighted young people (16-25).
£894
25/10/2017
County Durham Community Foundation To run the Family Support Service.
£35,371
30/06/2015
Comic Relief WAYFINDR
£190,998
24/03/2015
National Lottery Not Available
£380,560
16/12/2014
National Lottery Not Available
Governance
Trustees (11)
Main office

RSBC
52-58 Arcola Street
LONDON
E8 2DJ

Objectives

1.1 ADVANCING THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR PARTIALLY SIGHTED; 1.2 PROVIDING SUCH ASSISTANCE AS CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR PARTIALLY SIGHTED MAY REQUIRE TO LEAD INDEPENDENT LIVES TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT OR OTHERWISE TO MEET THEIR NEEDS; 1.3 PROVIDING FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, ADVICE AND INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WHO ARE BLIND OR PARTIALLY SIGHTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF SUCH CHILDREN; 1.4 PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES, FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND OTHER PEOPLE AS THE SOCIETY SHALL FROM TIME TO TIME DEEM FIT.