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Infosound's Enablers

The free and impartial information service for
vision-impaired people in Great Britain
Infosound is a charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929)
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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

our ageing and failing studio equipment.   The Parry Family Charitable Foundation awarded

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.

The charity Thomas Pocklington Trust has been making welcome financial contributions to

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.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund has been a loyal supporter of Infosound over many years,

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 or phone us on 03000 111 555.  Thank you.
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The British Wireless for the Blind Fund logo in blue
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