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Funding boost to help blind children in Wales

© Institute for the Blind

The Royal Institute for Blind People is one of 74 Organisations celebrating a share of nearly a million pounds in grants from The National Lottery Community Fund this month in Wales.

They successfully bid for £90,898.00 to develop a pilot programme for blind and partially sighted children/young people and their families living in Wales.

Claire Milton, Children, Project Lead welcomed the grant on behalf of the Institute saying:

“We are really looking forward to creating opportunities across Wales to bring children with a vision impairment and their families together. The Shape and Share events will be a welcoming space for young people to share their experiences, support one another, learn new skills and have fun. It is important for us to work in partnership with families to fully understand their needs and how best we can support them, ensuring that children with a vision impairment can build their confidence and independence in a friendly, supportive environment.”

They will spend their grant on delivering six events a year for the next two years to 100 children and their families across Wales. Run by, and for, the community they will work with other appropriate organisations to develop learning, enhance connections, share experience as well providing a fun environment for the families to engage.

Grants are made possible thanks to players of The National Lottery.