Vision Aid Overseas member, Anil Gupta and his family would like to offer a £500 bursary to first time volunteers in need of financial assistance towards the cost of their overseas assignment lasting 2 weeks to one of our partner countries.

This 10 year bursary scheme is given in the loving memory of Anil Gupta’s father Rajeshwar Lal Gupta who worked in the optical industry.

 “When my father sadly passed away in 2014, I wanted to honour his memory in a way that would not only reflect his life but would inspire future generations of optometrists to share their skills with others” said Anil Gupta

Two bursaries are awarded each year to first time volunteers.

  • 2016 round 1 Winner- Krishna Pandya went to Ethiopia in March 2016.
  • 2016 round 2 Winner- Priyen Limbachia went to Sierra Leone in November 2016

How to apply

2017 Bursary rounds are now open! To apply, simply complete the application form and email it to

Click here to download application form

The deadline is Friday 30th June 2017.