Visionary Annual Awards 2022

Visionary members and partners are amazing and we never hesitate to shout about it, which is why we love to recognise the wonderful work which takes place with our Annual Awards.

As ever, the Visionary Annual Awards celebrate the impactful services delivered across the Visionary network and the positive difference you make to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.  The awards highlight the achievements of local charities, share good practice, and shine a spotlight on the talent, expertise and impact of the local sight loss sector.

Alongside our Connect, Develop and Share awards and with support from Specsavers, we are delighted to introduce a new category for 2022 – the Inspire Award.

We continue to celebrate the work of our wonderful partners with the National Partner award, which is always an opportunity to recognise national organisations who have demonstrated a commitment to make a difference to blind and partially sighted people locally.

The awards are open to Visionary members and some are open to our national partners. You can nominate your own organisation or another that you believe deserves recognition no later than Friday 19 August 2022.

Award winners will be selected by a Visionary member and partner vote and announced at the Visionary Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

With thanks to Vision Foundation, Guide Dogs UK, Meet up Call and Specsavers we are delighted to announce that the winning nominations will each receive £500 prize, a trophy and branded electronic PR resources.

Visionary Annual Awards 2022 Nomination Form

Connect Award

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Sponsored by Vision Foundation

The Connect Award is an opportunity to share how you have transformed your services to connect with blind and partially sighted people in new and innovative ways.  This may be through working with others to implement an initiative or service that has strengthened or created new, on the ground local provision for blind and partially sighted people.

This could be an example of where you have worked successfully with another member, your local authority, a statutory or other provider or with a national sight loss organisation.

It could also be that you have transformed the way you connect with blind and partially sighted people in other ways such as through digitalisation.  We want to hear about your innovative transformations and the positive impact on your communities.

Eligibility:

This award is for:

  • Visionary member organisations; and
  • National partner organisations where the national partners have worked in partnership to improve local service provision.

Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

A huge thank you to everyone at Vision Foundation (opens website) for sponsoring this award.

Develop Award

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Sponsored by Meet up Call

The Develop Award is an opportunity to celebrate the service developments of your organisation or those of another Visionary member.  Nominations are invited from or for organisations which have developed or created new services or initiatives which have benefited blind and partially sighted people locally.  This could include working in partnership with other organisations to deliver a new service, creating a new service to meet change in demand post-pandemic or maybe you have developed your physical environment to enhance the benefits to blind and partially sighted people.  We want to hear about innovative and creative examples that will motivate others.

Eligibility:   

This award is for Visionary member organisations only.

Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

A huge thank you to everyone at Meet up Call (opens website) for sponsoring this award.

Share Award

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Sponsored by Guide Dogs UK

The Share Award offers an opportunity to recognise members across the Visionary Network who have supported and encouraged other members to future proof their organisations through sharing their knowledge, time, expertise and energy.

Through this award, we want to recognise this and invite nominations from or for member organisations who have been open and generous; sharing knowledge, challenges, their staff, and practical information and examples of what has worked for them.

Eligibility:   

This award is for Visionary member organisations only.

Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

Thank you to everyone at Guide Dogs UK (opens website) for sponsoring this award

Inspire Award

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Sponsored by Specsavers

New for 2022, the Inspire Award is a broad category that is open to applications from organisations which have forged ahead with new ways of working or trailblazed new ideas and initiatives. We invite nominations that demonstrate how you have inspired other members or partners, inspired change or inspired action.

This award exemplifies our future proof theme and seeks to give members the opportunity to showcase ways of future-proofing eye health services, income, your charity’s services or creating new opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.  You could be making headway in eye health and prevention of sight loss, or you may be collaborating to address and capitalise on emerging health and social care priorities and policies.

Eligibility:   

This award is for:

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

Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

Thank you to everyone at Specsavers (opens website) for sponsoring this award.

National Partner Award

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Our National Partner Award is an opportunity to showcase the Visionary National Partners who have demonstrated a commitment to making a difference to blind and partially sighted people locally. It may be an example of a national or more locally focused campaign, project or initiative that has had a positive impact on the lives of blind and partially sighted people, facilitated additional support or has made a significant difference to a local organisation.

Eligibility:  

This award is open to any organisations with a UK-wide remit which is a Visionary National Partner.

National partners can nominate themselves, and nominations are also welcome from Visionary members wishing to highlight positive work by national organisations in their local areas.

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