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How can we work together?

At Sightsavers we work hard to ensure that our corporate partnerships are mutually beneficial. In collaboration with our partners, we develop objectives that contribute to your strategy and generate PR value across your markets of operation, while delivering tangible positive impact for the people who need us most.

If you would like to join us and make an impact on people living with blindness and visual impairments in developing countries, please contact our corporate giving team on +44 (0) 1444 446 676 or at

You can also contact Sightsavers on Facebook and Twitter, as well as contact details for our offices around the world.

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Engaging staff and customers is key to a partnership’s success. To support a cause you must first understand it, so our fundraising and awareness-raising ideas focus on these themes, as well as the popular activities you would expect:

  • ‘Bright for sight’ – wear bright colours to work on World Sight Day in October
  • ‘Dining in the dark’ – a sensory experience where customers (or staff) experience the challenges blind people face every day by eating a meal (or snack) in complete darkness – a social experience that works as a great fundraising event
  • Internal competitions to visit a Sightsavers project
  • Places in sporting events, including marathons, shorter runs, cycle rides and walks nationwide
  • Support for employees’ own ideas, with fundraising packs, posters, collection boxes, t-shirts and plenty of encouragement!

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Cause-related marketing (CRM) initiatives offer the benefit of raising donations while having a positive impact on sales and increasing brand equity for both partners. There are a number of proven CRM models that are very effective in a retail environment, as the examples below illustrate:

  • A fixed donation on a product or range of products where the donation equates to a specific element of Sightsavers’ work
  • Social media engagement – recruit fans and encourage them to share content with a joint promotion
  • Prompt payment – incentivise corporate clients to settle invoices early with a donation made for payments received within a given time period (eg 14 days)

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Many companies choose to sponsor a project in one of the countries where Sightsavers is active. Sponsorship packages range from a pioneering hospital in India to vehicles for outreach services in Africa.

Sightsavers is regarded as a leading international development organisation by our partners throughout the countries we work in. The projects we support make a real difference to the lives of our beneficiaries. It’s for this reason that we attract the support of a number of high-profile international and multinational companies who chose to support our projects.

Sightsavers has a wide portfolio of sponsorship opportunities available for your company. Our team will help you find the right sponsorship package to add value to your core business, gain great publicity and fulfill your CSR objectives. To find out more about how your company could support our projects, please contact

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In October 2014 Sightsavers launched its biggest ever fundraising appeal, A Million Miracles, aiming to fund a million sight-restoring operations for people in Asia and Africa by 2017. Cataract is the world’s leading cause of blindness, but treatment is quick, straightforward and low-cost – we just need the funding to provide more surgery to more people.

If your organisation wishes to join the appeal as a corporate supporter, you’ll be joining a high profile fundraising movement that will generate substantial PR coverage over the next three years and will create a range of sponsorship opportunities with branding benefits.


people around the world are blind


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Jenneh Collier stands smiling outside a school building.

“When I leave school I want to be a teacher

Jenneh – two years on!


“Without education we are nothing”


Emmanuel smiling

"I can work, socialise and earn a living"


A close up of 6 year old Majidul.

Majidul as seen on BBC's 'Forces of Nature'




Children paint a mural on a wall in India.

Higher profile for Sightsavers Inclusive Eye Health initiative in India

09 December 2016

This week, Sightsavers has boosted the profile of its Inclusive Eye Health initiative being piloted in the Indian city of Bhopal with two events that made a splash with the media. Continue reading

Halima Suleiman

Sightsavers set to promote crucial role of data at world-first forum

13 January 2017

Sightsavers is taking part in the UN World Data Forum in Cape Town, which will explore using statistics innovatively to deliver the Agenda 2030 SDGs. Continue reading

An image of Ringo Starr's glasses that were sold in the celebrity auction.

Huge success for Specs Appeal auction

06 December 2016

Our celebrity eBay auction, offering bidders the opportunity to bid on hundreds of pairs of glasses and sunglasses once owned by celebrities, has come to an end after 10 days. Continue reading

Young woman sitting in classroom with students.

Sightsavers welcomes DFID commitment to leadership in disability inclusion

01 December 2016

Sightsavers has welcomed the commitments made by the UK government in two major reviews setting out its priorities for international development. Continue reading


For every £1 we receive (including donated supplies)


goes on vital charity work


goes on growing awareness and our funding

uk-aid-with-borderSightsavers is one of only nine charities given a ‘high performance’ rating by the UK Department for International Development as part of a 2012 Independent Performance Review of their Programme Partnership Arrangement. Find out more.

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