NCBI Working for People with Sight Loss

Support NCBI in its mission to break down barriers for the 54,810 blind and vision impaired people throughout Ireland.

Choose from a host of ways to support NCBI – as a volunteer, through your company, by joining the Eye Can lottery, by organising an event in the community or including a gift to NCBI in your will.

Be assured that your support is vital to our mission and much appreciated. Please find out more below or call our helpline 1850 33 43 53 to talk to someone about your plans.

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Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

The Eye Clinic Liaison service, based in the hospitals, provides information, guidance, reassurance, and support to bridge the gap between clinical services in the hospital and the patient’s rehabilitation and follow on work in the community.


Download ECLO pdf

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NCBI Paths To Employment

We provide opportunity, prospects and a pathway to purpose, confidence, and financial independence to our service users for the future through employment. We offer two employment programmes.


Download Employment Fact Sheet


Vision Sports

Vision Sports subsidiary ensures greater availability of a wide variety of sports to all using NCBI services as well as widening the scope of the sports and leisure services on offer.



Download Vision Sports Fact Sheet

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Student Bursaries

We are driven to raise the chronically low number of students with visual impairment studying in higher education.


Download Bursaries pdf

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Include NCBI in your will

We rely on legacy gifts to continue our work. We hope you will consider contributing to NCBI’s work of enabling people who are blind or vision impaired to overcome the barriers that impede their independence and participation in society.

NCBI is now a charity partner of which was set up to enable people to draft their own legal documents online.


NCBI in your will

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Options For Companies

NCBI invites partnerships with companies and organisations. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities span employee learning programmes, skill-sharing, and volunteering – as well as more traditional fundraising activities.


Download Corporate Options

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Community Fundraising

Our community fundraising team will be pleased to support your local efforts on behalf of NCBI. This could take the form of an event, a public collection, or a personal challenge.


Contact our team