Find out about our projects

Our projects

In 2013, NCBA received £495,924 from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities fund. This terrific sum will help NCBA fund its voluntary services and further develop its information service for five years. Find out more about how we are putting our funding to good use, with our Key Communications project.

Access our resources

Access our resources

Our Resource Centre has a wide range of low-vision aids and other equipment for demonstration, some of which can be given out on loan.
Our facilities include a specially-adapted kitchen suitable for rehabilitation use for teaching kitchen skills to visually-impaired people. 

Get Involved

Get Involved

Volunteering for NCBA is a very rewarding experience, knowing you are making a real difference in supporting blind or partially-sighted people living in Northumberland.
You will be supported by our experienced Volunteer Co-ordinator, who will ensure that you are comfortable with your commitment.

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NCBA are seeking a Communications & Events Volunteer Coordinator
(Fixed term to cover Maternity Leave until May 2018)

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our team. The Communications and Events Volunteer Co-ordinator plays a key role within the organisation and is responsible for co-ordination and promotion of events and recruitment fairs, including the recruitment and ongoing training and support for volunteers.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with volunteers and a proven ability to manage and monitor multiple projects and events. For further details visit our Vacancies page.

NCBA are seeking an Information and Voluntary Services Manager
(Fixed term to November 2018 with the possibility of an extension subject to funding)

Working alongside the Organisational Development Manager, you will play a key role managing the Big Lottery Funded Key Communications Project and further developing the Information Services. As well as having excellent interpersonal skills the successful candidate will have the ability to influence, engage and motivate people at all levels and will need to be enthusiastic, confident, dynamic and able to juggle competing priorities. Knowledge of the voluntary sector would be advantageous along with a passion for helping visually impaired people.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with volunteers and a proven ability to manage and monitor multiple projects and events. For further details visit our Vacancies page.