The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers' Charity

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers' Charity is a grant-giving body. It was established in 1998 when the Company established an endowment, the interest from which will be distributed in the form of charitable grants. The Charity has a separate Board of Trustees, which meets quarterly.

Our mission is to enable people with vision impairment, and their families, to lead full and active lives through:

  • Grants to national and international organisations that provide services for vision impaired people and conduct associated research
  • Grants to support eye health training and education
  • Grants to charitable organisations which increase access for vision impaired people in business and leisure activities

Legacies form a key part of this mission, alongside interest on investments and regular contributions of Freemen and Liverymen. We welcome all gifts and will acknowledge these in whatever way the donors feel to be appropriate.

If you wish to discuss a potential legacy or addition to your will via a codicil or letter of wishes, please contact the Clerk on 020 7236 2932 or All conversations on this matter will be treated as confidential.