Give a major gift

Making a large gift to SeeAbility will make a huge difference to the lives of people in the UK with learning disabilities and those who are autistic.

Help us to be the national voice on their behalf, challenging inequalities, preventing avoidable sight loss and ultimately enabling people to achieve their ambitions. Your generous support will enable people to enjoy a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible.

If you are considering making a major gift, please contact us on We will discuss your interests with you and share our most urgent funding needs.

The difference your gift could make  

£1,500 — could empower people with learning disabilities to protect their sight and provide them with the tools to teach their peers about the importance of looking after their vision. This gift could fund three peer educator groups to provide information and advice about eye health and sight tests.  

£3,000 — could fund one of our highly trained specialists for a month. Our clinicians respond promptly to skills development and therapy referrals, often resulting in reduced anxiety, increased confidence, feelings of pride and hope for the future in people we support.

£10,000 — could recruit, train and mentor our invaluable volunteers who use their skills and time to transform someone’s day. It costs £10,000 to fund one of our part-time volunteer coordinators for 12 months.

£25,000 — could deliver 294 specialist sight tests for children with disabilities at their special school. Early diagnosis is a gift that lasts for the rest of a child’s life. We reach children who often can’t communicate, can’t hear or read or can’t move independently - so early intervention means they don’t have to face blindness as well.  

£40,000 — could create a therapeutic sensory garden at one of our homes, enabling people we support to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engage with the natural environment. A specially designed, stimulating garden space, with a shaded seating area, brings many benefits to people living with multiple disabilities.

Ways to give 

We welcome the opportunity to meet with people who are considering investing in SeeAbility’s work so that we can better understand your interests and explore how you would like to be involved with our charity. We would be delighted to arrange for you to see our work first hand. We will work with you to make sure your funding makes the biggest possible impact.

For information on gifting of shares, please contact Debbie Goddard (Senior Philanthropy Manager) on 01372 755 015 or email

Any pro bono support you or your network can provide, for example, professional back office services or refurbishment expertise, can reduce our expenditure and improve organisational efficiency. Your business expertise and networks and your membership of community groups can also increase our ability to fundraise and raise awareness.

SeeAbility’s Sight Pioneers

SeeAbility’s Sight Pioneers programme recognises philanthropic people who share our concern for the health and wellbeing of people in this country who are living with learning disabilities and sight loss. Sight Pioneers commit to making a significant gift of at least £1,500 annually, for three years.

In recognition of your support, we would like to offer you the following opportunities:

  • A personal point of contact to keep you informed about the impact of your gift and on current developments and initiatives at SeeAbility.
  • Invitations to events with fellow Sight Pioneers to meet with senior staff and volunteers.
  • The opportunity to visit SeeAbility homes and projects to see at first hand the impact of your support.
  • Access to the very latest eye care information for you and your family.

We hugely value our relationships with our major donors and will tailor our communications and invitations to you to meet your own needs and preferences.

Our commitment to you

Our relationships with our major donors are highly valued and we would never jeopardise this. We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We will not share, sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information or data to anyone else. We will always respect your preferences about how and if we contact you.

We may analyse the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information about your interests, preferences and level of potential donations so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information. Read our privacy policy.


For more information on Philanthropy and SeeAbility, please contact Debbie Goddard (Senior Philanthropy Manager) on 01372 755 015 or email