Next Directors Meeting 4th June 2024

The next directors meetings are at 9am on the 4th June, 10th September and 10th December 2024. Meetings are virtual. Anyone wishing to attend please contact For a funding application to be considered at a meeting, please ensure it is submitted at least 2 weeks prior to a meeting.

New Director Appointment

We are delighted to welcome Amy Seaman as the new director for the North East. Longstanding director for the North East, Andy McGregor, resigned after the AGM, therefore we consulted across the sector and have recruited and appointed Amy. Amy is the first Dispensing Optician to be a director of the Central Fund and makes…

Grants for a Well-Being CPD Workshop for your LOC

We’re delighted to inform you that The Central Fund is collaborating with Inspiring Success to bring you CPD accredited Wellbeing Workshops to support your local practice workforce.Wellbeing is so important in all aspects of life. Until now there hasn’t been enough to support the wellbeing of eyecare professionals. 1 in 4 adults have a diagnosable mental health condition, the most common…

AGM 2022

There was good attendance at the 2022 Annual General Meeting which was held on Tuesday 11th October at the National Optical Conference, Leeds. The meeting minutes and reports can be found by clicking the links below: AGM 2022 Minutes Annual Report 2021-2022