Closing Date for Applications – 1 February 2023

The Cyril White Memorial Fund facilitates funding opportunities that encourage and cultivate leadership skills and qualities among blind, and vision impaired people. Blind Citizens NZ, together with Blind Low Vision NZ, is responsible for publicising these opportunities. The next round for applications closes 4pm, 1 February 2023.

To provide some context about the fund, Cyril White was a pioneer in the blindness advocacy movement. His passion and legacy led to the establishment of the Cyril White Memorial Fund following his death in 1984.

Eligibility of applicants is primarily for those people who meet the requirements for full registration with Blind Low Vision NZ. In addition, projects that are likely to be of direct benefit or interest to blind and vision-impaired people are eligible for consideration.

If you have a project or activity and want to find out whether this meets the fund criteria, do not hesitate to contact us for full details. Then if you do make an application you can be confident you have ticked all the required boxes. Most of all, that eligibility criteria are met.

Applications to the Cyril White Memorial Fund must be received by 4pm, Wednesday 1 February 2023. These should be for the attention of: Cyril White Fund, C/ Blind Citizens NZ, PO Box 7144, Newtown, Wellington 6242. 

Alternatively, by email to including in the subject line, Cyril White Fund application.