In late 2017 KVIN received a ‘Reaching Communities’ grant from the National Lottery. Following receipt of this funding KVIN was able to launch it’s first out reach drop in session and the Dewsbury group was formed.
As part of the Lottery’s funding follow up two members of the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities team visited a Dewsbury session towards the end of January. They were given the opportunity to chat with staff, volunteers and service users to gain some first hand feedback on our service provision.
Mitchell, National Lottery Officer said of the visit, ‘Thank you for the invitation the other week, it was amazing, and quite honestly moving, to speak to some of the people and hear the difference KVIN has made and how it has helped them to cope and adapt after being affected by blindness. I felt privleged to hear each story that was told.