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What is the Siggery Fund?
In 2019 The Visual impairment Consortium was gifted funds from the Barnstaple Blind Club, which had folded due to the death of long-term contributor, member and chair, Mr Brian Siggery. These funds had been raised through donations and legacies to support people with visual impairments in Barnstaple.
Following Brian’s death Mrs Siggery bequeathed these funds to the consortium to enable it to continue to provide peer support activities for people with visual impairments. The consortium has now developed a Community grant scheme to widen the range of peer support activities available for members of the community who are visually impaired. This fund, named in honour of Brian Siggery is a legacy of the significant contribution made by him in supporting people with visual impairments in Barnstaple.
The fund is available for organisations, groups and individuals to:
- Strengthen peer support opportunities for people with visual impairments in Barnstaple and locality.
- To support the Barnstaple Visual Impairment Consortium to operate in Barnstaple and locality.
- Provide group peer support for people living in Barnstaple and locality with visual impairments, with the aim of increasing peoples’ options for social contact and well-being.
- Provide peer support activities for people with visual impairments,.
- Hire or purchase equipment or services for the enablement of participation in peer support activity and/or enabling social connection for people with visual impairment.
A grant of up to £1,500 is available to help your organisation or groups achieve its project aims.
Application and timeframes
The consortium will offer 4 application periods with closing date for applications being 30th June 2023, 31st September 2023, 30st November 2023 and 29th February 2024
We have designed an application form and process that we believe meets our needs rather than one that is over-reliant on having an expertise in writing funding application. If you want to discuss your idea with us in advance or need support please get in touch, either by email, email@example.com or by phone 01271 866300