Darlington District Social Club for Blind & Visually Impaired

Darlington & District Social Club for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSCBVI) offers a vital service for visually impaired people in Darlington, by providing a place for them to meet and socialise. The volunteer-run club is open daily, providing numerous activities designed to prevent isolation of blind people living in Darlington.

The club needed emergency help to cover running costs to stop immediate closure of the club.

The Fair Share Trust programme gave a grant of £31,916.25 which prevented the immediate closure of the club by paying for three years’ running costs. The grant also meant improvements could be made to the facilities of the club in order to increase membership and sustainability.

Since receiving the grant the club has received a commendation for the work done to make the club accessible and extending the activities held to open the group up to a more diverse range of people in Darlington.