How your money helps

A woman and her guide dog in a cafe
Every day, 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight. Too many people still face isolation and depression, unable to achieve their potential in a world that blocks their way.

We won’t stop until every last psychological and physical barrier has gone for good – from classrooms to workplaces, from local shops to far-flung holidays.

Together with your support, we can break down the barriers that stop people with sight loss living life to the full.

How your donation helps

Up to £50

£5 could help us to be there for a blind or partially sighted person when they contact our Helpline.

£10 could cover the cost of 100 blind and partially sighted people tuning into RNIB Connect Radio, run by and for people with sight loss, to promote independence and reduce social isolation. 

£15 could provide free Talking Books to someone for a month, so that they can relax with a great read.

£20 could help someone feel more confident about living with sight loss, with personalised support on a topic like reading, technology or their eye condition from our expert Advice Service.

£50 could help someone feel more positive about the future after losing their sight, through a one-to-one phone or online counselling session.


£50 to £100

£55 could help someone understand their eye condition, the treatment options and what it means for their life, through a series of in-depth, personalised advice and support sessions from our Eye Health Information Service.

£80 could provide free Talking Books to someone for 6 months, giving them the chance to relax with a great read from our Library.

£83 could help us to reach out to blind and partially sighted people in their homes for an hour through our RNIB Connect Radio station, run by and for people with sight loss.

£100 could help us to be there for 20 blind or partially sighted people when they contact our Helpline.


£100 to £500

£160 could provide free Talking Books to someone for a year, so that they can relax with a great read.

£375 could help someone feel more positive about the future after losing their sight, through eight one-to-one counselling sessions over the phone or online.


More than £500

£532 could run our Helpline for one hour, so that blind and partially sighted people can contact us with any questions they might have.

£1,500 could make a new children’s book available in our Talking Books library.

£2,500 could make a new adult book available in our Talking Books library.