Visibility Scotland is delighted to announce three year funding from The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) to enable us to continue in our work in helping and supporting children and young people who have a visual impairment, aged 5 to 25 years, together with their families. This vital piece of work provides help, support and information to the family as a whole and provides opportunities for families to connect with each other, sharing hints, tips and lived experience.
The National Lottery Community Fund
NLCF, Scotland Chair, Kate Still said: “In these unprecedented times, it’s heartening to see the way Scottish communities are coming together to provide each other with support. I would like to congratulate Visibility Scotland on their award which is testament to their incredible efforts of their staff and volunteers. National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference.”
Children & Families Service
Clare Sweeney, Project Lead of our Children & Families Project, said: “We are delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund is supporting our work for a further three years. This project is vital in ensuring children and young people, together with their families have access to help, advice and support. We are looking forward to reaching and supporting even more families across Scotland.”
Laura Walker, Acting Chief Executive added: “We are absolutely delighted to receive support from the National Lottery Community Fund especially during these challenging times. Loneliness and isolation are common feelings often expressed by people living with visual impairment, these are the very same emotions experienced by many during COVID-19. The National Lottery Community Fund enables Visibility Scotland’s to continue to provide our innovative children and families services, we aim to tackle and dissolve negative barriers and nurture positive attitudes, increase communication and connectivity.”
Established in 2015, this project offers a person centred, holistic approach which aims to build and nurture children and young people’s confidence, independence and resilience. At Visibility Scotland we believe “you don’t need sight to have vision”.
For more information on our Children & Families Project, contact Visibility Scotland on 0141 334 4632, email us at Visibility Scotland Email or visit our Children & Families Page under Our Services
Posted on the: December 17, 2020