Financial support that makes
the service possible.
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" affirm that we will never trade editorial coverage for financial support, publicity or any benefit-in-kind.
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.
We are extremely grateful to the charities and trust funds that currently help to support our work and also to those which have done so in the past.
• For many years, until the end of 2019, British Wireless for the Blind Fund has been a major source of financial support.
• For several years, until the end of March 2020, Thomas Pocklington Trust has supported our work.
• In 2017, and again in early 2018, The Parry Family Charitable Foundation enabled us to purchase new studio equipment, which is so essential to our 7-day-a-week operation. These grants were part-supported by grants from the Persula Foundation and the Rank Foundation.
• Since the beginning of 2019, we have received a further 5 grants from trust funds.
Infosound is a free public service and an independent charity,
registered in England and Wales (no. 1142082) and in Scotland (no. SC039929).
We are funded solely by voluntary donations and grants.
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