Connect and Collaborate Award 2024


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Sponsored by RNIB

The Connect and Collaborate Award, sponsored by RNIB, celebrates partnerships that have transformed services, trialled a new idea, or collaborated in new, ground breaking and innovative ways to connect with blind and partially sighted people or those at risk of sight loss.

Through this award, we seek to recognise Visionary members and partners who have harnessed the power of collaboration to bridge gaps, forge meaningful connections, and deliver impactful solutions. Whether it’s through leveraging cutting-edge technologies, establishing cross-organisational or sector alliances, or co-creating accessible resources, these collaborative efforts have redefined the landscape of vision-related services.

If your organisation has embarked on a collaborative journey that has yielded remarkable results in connecting with and empowering people, we encourage you to share your story.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • collaborated to transform something to make it better and easier for people to connect with the services they need.
  • collaborated to created something which has had a positive impact on your community.
  • collaborated with local opticians, optometrists, consultants and other eye care professionals to connect newly diagnosed people with the support they need, at the time they need it.

We invite members and partners to nominate services and innovative developments which highlight the positive impact of collaboration and/or connection with other organisations. Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to share their work with the Visionary network through our online programme.


  • Visionary member organisations.
  • National partner organisations where working in partnership with local organisations to improve local service provision.

Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

Submit your award nominations here. 

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