Infosound is a charity, registered across our editorial coverage area of England, Wales and Scotland. We are predominantly staffed by
volunteers and are proud of the charity's extremely low operational overheads. We do not charge for our public service, nor do we ever
ask blind or partially-sighted listeners to contribute towards the service's running costs.
Infosound receives no statutory funding and we rely entirely on donations and grants to enable our work. We are always keen to explore
partnership working with other vision-impairment-related charities to enhance mutual benefit and reduce service overlap and wasted
resourcing. But, as an independent charity, we must remain self-reliant to enable us to maintain our impartiality. Our written Constitution
governs the way we operate and the charity's Guiding Principles do not allow us to trade editorial coverage for financial support, publicity
or any benefit-in-kind.
In October 2017, we received two grants that enabled us to carry out the first phase of replacing
Infosound a grant to cover over 75% of the cost, with the Persula Foundation awarding a grant
for the balance. The new equipment was not only welcome because its use is so core to our audio
production capability, but because it also helped us to start planning a new way of bringing news
and information to vision-impaired people, which got off the ground at the start of this year.
enable Infosound's work for several years. Initially helping us to forge strong links with sight loss
charities within the Greater London region, their support has since broadened to support our work
across Great Britain.
enabling the initial Infosound CD service, the professional services of a part-time audio producer
and editor and the financing of much of the infrastructure that underpins all our work. More recently,
they have also contributed help with fundraising to enable us to build a secure future for the charity.
In 2017, grants from fifteen trust funds contributed to Infosound's general running costs and one
other trust fund awarded a grant towards the purchase of technical equipment. Several of these
organisations have asked to remain anonymous.
We fundraise independently and invite donations and grants from anyone who would like to support our work. If you would like to enquire
about how to make a donation to Infosound, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 03000 111 555. Thank you.