Stable support for the future Why is this project so important?
For the past 60 years, Guide Dogs Victoria has been globally recognised for world-class practice and innovation in the vision sector. The ‘Future is in Sight’ project will ensure we continue to deliver on this reputation by supporting the community for many years to come.
In 1957, we established the first national breeding and training centre for Guide Dogs in Australia. We now provide an extensive range of high-quality orientation and mobility services, supporting thousands of people with low vision or blindness, to live fulfilling and independent lives.
Historically, our organisation has received very little government funding.
Instead, we rely heavily on the generosity of the Victorian community: your donations provide vital funds for the delivery of services to those in need.
Around 15,000 Victorians are diagnosed with some form of irreversible vision loss every year. This figure is expected to double by the year 2020.
More than $20 million is required to make our vision for the Future is in Sight project into a reality.
We cannot restore sight, but together we can open up a world of opportunity for people with low vision or blindness through this transformational project.