Major giving

Our specialist Major Giving team are dedicated to helping you get to know us and ensuring your gift supports the area of our work where you would most like to make a significant difference. A significant gift can make a real impact in helping to change the lives of blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

What your gift could achieve

A significant gift can make a real impact, helping to change the lives of thousands of blind and partially sighted adults and children.

£5,000 could enable 30 children with sight loss to enjoy an activity day in a safe and supportive environment, building their confidence and self-esteem.

£10,000 could fund a range of events to allow young people with sight loss to explore music, both for fun and education.

£25,000 can add nearly 100 desperately-needed Giant Print titles to our National Library Service, ensuring that children and adults alike are able to share in the joy of reading.

£50,000 would ensure that over 150 people receive the necessary guidance to get back on the employment ladder and start to live more independently.

£100,000 could allow 30,000 people to benefit from the vital emotional support our dedicated Helpline team provides.

Making a significant gift

Together, we can work to ensure that blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same freedom and opportunities as their sighted peers and that no-one needlessly loses their sight. There are a variety of ways you can get involved – we’ll find a way to give that suits you.

Personal donations

The most effective and immediate way you can support our work is by making a donation by cheque or credit card. Gift Aid and Tax effective giving can provide additional benefits.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK Tax Payer you can increase the value of your donations made through a personal cheque or personal credit card by at least 25 per cent, at no personal cost, by allowing us to claim Gift Aid. If you are a higher rate taxpayer you can reclaim the difference between the basic rate of tax paid on your donation and the higher rate via your tax return, or you may wish to donate it back to RNIB by completing the information on your form.

Tax Effective donations

There are a number of ways you can maximise your gift at no extra cost to yourself and also enjoy certain tax benefits. An outright gift of assets can allow you to claim relief on Capital Gains Tax, for example, whilst gifts of shares or securities provide Income Tax Relief in addition to this.

Special events

We hold a number of special events throughout the year, ranging from intimate dinners to hosted visits to our services where you can see the impact of your support firsthand. Our annual Gala Dinner is a highlight of the charity calendar and has featured performances from artists such as Rod Stewart and Sir Tom Jones. Last year’s Gala took place at St James's Palace. Guests enjoyed a Champagne Reception in the presence of our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, followed by dinner and entertainment from world renowned classical quartet Il Divo and West End legend Michael Ball.

RNIB Ambassadors’ Club

RNIB Ambassadors’ Club is a committed giving club for those who are passionate about bringing about lasting change for blind and partially sighted adults and children. Members commit to an annual gift for a period of three or more years, providing us with the flexibility to address the greatest and most urgent needs of blind and partially sighted people. For more information on joining us as an RNIB Ambassador, please contact Paul Cartwright, Major Giving Manager on [email protected] or 0207 391 2181

Contact the Major Giving Team

If you are considering making a significant gift, or would like to find out more about Gift Aid, tax effective giving or joining us at a special event, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Jane Backlog, Major Giving Manager by emailing j[email protected] or calling 0207 391 2181.