Helping fund the BCPB

Our work in preventing blindness cannot take place without the generosity of individuals, trusts and companies. By giving regularly, you can make it much easier for the BCPB to plan important projects - so providing income we know we can rely on.

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About Us

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (Registered Charity Number 270941) was established in 1976 as a registered charity to fund scientific research into blindness prevention and sight restoration. BCPB funds both UK-based and overseas research into the causes of blindness throughout the world, together with specific community based disease prevention projects in developing countries. We also fund the training of eyecare professionals from developing countries through our Fellowship programmes.


We specialise in providing seed funding for projects that have the potential to lead to improved treatments for, and better ways of preventing, the diseases that cause blindness, both in the UK and overseas.

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Funding Research»
Improving Treatment»


There is a desperate shortage of eye care professionals where they are most needed, in lesser developed countries (LDCs), which bear the greatest burden of blindness. We are helping to address this problem by funding the training of eye care people from LDCs.

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Training New Leaders»

Children in the Nakuru district of Kenya.
Photo by Dr W Mathenge