We support children and young people who are blind or partially sighted by providing equipment to aid their visual impairment. Applications will be considered for children and young people who are registered or are registrable as blind or partially sighted up to and including the age of 29 years and who are permanent residents in Sussex

All items supplied through our grant scheme are for home use only (not for school or college), unless there has been a special arrangement between the Trust and the local Authority’s teams of qualified Teachers for Visual Impairment (QTVI’s).

The Application Process

In the first instance applicants are required to provide details of the item(s) they wish to request. If at this stage it is not known which item(s) is suitable or more information is needed about a piece of equipment, please contact us before applying. We then ask for information specifically surrounding how each specified item will be of benefit in relation to an applicant’s vision impairment.

Applicants are also required to provide details of somebody who is able to support their application. For example, in many cases a professional such as a Teacher, QTVI (Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired) or Doctor is chosen. This person MUST NOT be a member of the applicant’s family or somebody who is employed by Blatchington Court Trust. It is strongly advised that details of the person to support the application I obtained before starting the application.

Depending on the nature of the application and whether any further information is required, we will then request a supporting statement from the person specified in the application using the contact details provided. Once a supporting statement has been received the application will be considered for approval. Applicants may be contacted prior to approval in order to obtain more information.

How to apply

You can apply online by clicking on the link below. Please contact us if you have any difficulties applying for a grant online or need additional information or support.
Apply for a Grant

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