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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 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 new ways of bringing news

and information to vision-impaired people.

Around the turn of the year, this was followed by a further grant award from the Parry Family

Charitable Foundation with additional contributions from the Rank Foundation and, again, from the

Persula Foundation.  This enabled us to replace much of the remainder of our older and less reliable

equipment.  With the newer kit in place, we were able to launch our 24-hour broadcast and on-

demand services that have, in turn, spawned further new and exciting ways for vision-impaired people

to listen to the free and impartial public service information that we produce.

The charity Thomas Pocklington Trust has been making 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 our work.

During 2018, grants from eleven trust funds contributed to Infosound's general running costs and

another trust fund awarded a grant towards the purchase of technical equipment.  We are very

grateful to them all for their contributions towards resourcing the free Infosound information service.

We fundraise independently and invite donations and grants from anyone who would like to support our free public service.  If you would

like to enquire about how to make a donation to Infosound, please email us at [email protected] or phone us on 03000 111 555.  Or

donations can easily be made online through the Charities Aid Foundation.

                                                                                                          Thank you.
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Infosound is a charity, registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929)

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