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Profile of registrant

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Identification number in the register: 34063417604-07
Registration date: 04/01/12 16:50:23

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/12/13 12:04:48
The date of the last annual update was 17/12/13 12:04:48

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Royal National Institute of Blind People
Acronym: RNIB
Legal status: Registered Charity
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Lesley-Anne Alexander
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Dan Pescod
Position: Campaigns Manager - Europe, International and Accessibility

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 105 Judd Street 
London WC1H 9NE
Telephone number: (+0207) 3881266
Fax number: (+0207) 3912395
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: RNIB ( is the leading UK charity working for blind and partially sighted people. RNIB is a membership charity, offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems. Our pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem – not just with Braille, Talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges to make a difference to people’s lives. We fight for equal rights for people with sight problems. We also fund pioneering research into preventing and treating eye disease.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: Official representatives: Mr Dan Pescod and Ms Carine Marzin

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Transport (bus and coach regulation) European Disability Strategy, Digital Agenda for Europe, Copyright, EU2020, etc.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Food Safety
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 10,230
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Blind Union
World Blind Union
Social Platform

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 03/2013
Total budget: 143,439,966
of which public financing: 20,683,370
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 885,274
- from national sources: 1,706,583
- from local/regional sources: 18,091,513
from other sources: 122,756,596
- donations: 85,931,845
- contributions from members: 0
Income from charitable activities : 32,025,973
Investment income : 1,606,947
Fair value of acquired assets : 0
VAT reclaimed : 3,677
Defined Benefit pension scheme : 0
Net gain of fixed assets : 2,643,925
Merchandising and sponsoring : 544,229
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.