CBM UK - The Overseas Disability Charity

CBM UK - The Overseas Disability Charity

CBM is the world’s largest international Christian disability organization, reaching out to 81 million people with or at risk of disability in some of the poorest communities of the world. CBM supports 650 projects across 63 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Address: Vision House, 7/8 Oakington Business Park, Dry Drayton Road, Oakington
Postcode: CB24 3DQ
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.cbmuk.org.uk
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

CBM UK is a member of the CBM federation which links 11 member organisations around the world. CBM UK was founded in 1996 in order to build a support base in the UK and to raise funds and profile for the federation’s work around the world. Today CBM UK is much more than that, increasing the capacity of the CBM federation to have an impact through programmatic expertise, advocacy and campaigning, and networking with actors in the charitable, private and public sectors.

CBM UK has a portfolio of projects in 18 low and middle income countries supporting 29 life-changing projects, with a growing supporter base of over 100,000 people and organisations, and an increasing number of statutory funders who helped us to raise £6 million last year.

CBM is an active member of the Vision 2020: Right to Sight and the WWHearing initiatives. The work of CBM is recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO), with which it holds consultative status.

At CBM, our Christian values remain at the heart of everything that we do; we believe that every person counts.
CBM works in the most disadvantaged communities, irrespective of race, gender or Spiritual Beliefs. We respect the religious beliefs and practices in the countries where we operate. Our work is open to all people with disabilities regardless of age, gender, religion or race.

Launched in Cambridge in 1996. CBM UK is a member association of CBM International.

CBM UK’s CEO is Kirsty Smith.

Kirsty Smith (CBM UK Chief Executive) and Dr Fatima Kyari (IAPB)

Cambridge based charity launches new programme to prevent childhood blindness in Nigeria

Overseas disability charity, CBM UK, launches a new programme to prevent childhood blindness in Nigeria. Over three years, 1.5 million children in 11 States of Nigeria are expected to benefit from this programme, which will improve access to sight-saving eye health services through a wide range of activities, including training health and community workers, funding treatment and providing glasses and low vision devices.

15 March 2018Read in full

Cambridge charity granted $200K for African glaucoma trial

Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing programme - a collaboration between the international bank and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) - has awarded CBM UK, the overseas disability charity based near Cambridge, an innovation grant totalling almost $200,000 to establish the optimal and most cost-effective primary treatment for glaucoma in Africa.

4 February 2014Read in full

CBM launches 'Breaking Barriers – Opening Doors' advent calendar

CBM launches 'Breaking Barriers – Opening Doors' advent calendar

In the lead-up to Christmas, CBM UK, the overseas disability charity based in Cambridge, is launching its very own advent calendar with a digital twist. CBM’s ‘Breaking Barriers - Opening Doors’ advent Calendar is like no other. Each day until Christmas, people will open a door and discover CBM’s magical work with disabled people across the world.

29 November 2013Read in full

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on 17th October. The theme this year is, “Working together towards a world without discrimination: Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty”.

16 October 2013Read in full

World Sight Day - a coffee fixes-all

World Sight Day - a coffee fixes-all

Have you ever thought you could achieve more from your morning coffee, other than making yourself a little more alert? Well, now you can…

8 October 2013Read in full

CBM asks donors to Giveacar

Bangers and cash: CBM asks donors to Giveacar

CBM UK, the overseas disability charity based in Cambridge, is asking the public to crunch their old cars for cash as part of a novel fund-raising scheme run by the Giveacar social enterprise.

18 September 2013Read in full

CBM’s partner welcomes former US President

CBM’s partner welcomes former US President

CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania), one of the partners of CBM UK, the overseas disability charity based in Cambridge, welcomed the former President of the United States of America, George Bush and his wife Laura last month.

29 August 2013Read in full

£1.7 million will help to restore sight

£1.7 million will help to restore sight

CBM, the overseas disability charity’s match funding appeal through Standard Chartered Bank’s 'Seeing is Believing' programme, has raised £1,700,000 – more than double its target!

11 July 2013Read in full

CBM announces new President

CBM announces new President

Dave McComiskey has been appointed the new president and CEO of CBM International, based in Germany. Dave took over from Cambridge-based Dr Allen Foster at the beginning of July.

8 July 2013Read in full

Standard Chartered Bank launches project to help 4 million visually impaired children

Standard Chartered Bank launches project to help 4 million visually impaired children

Standard Chartered Bank has just launched the first of the five $5million projects as part of their ‘Seeing is Believing’ programme to help tackle children’s eye health across Africa. The programme led by CBMUK, the overseas disability charity based in Cambridge, will contribute to improved child health and the reduction of avoidable blindness in children in East Africa.

2 May 2013Read in full

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