Grants and Scholarships

Deaf Children Australia currently provides the following grants:

Tye Recreation Fund

Established in the 1940s, the Allen and Cecilia Tye Estate is administered for the benefit of deaf and blind Victorians. Part of the income from this Estate is designed to support the recreation of deaf people of all ages. Applications are invited throughout the year from organisations and individuals requiring financial assistance towards the cost of holidays and recreation opportunities for people who are deaf.  To be considered for funding under this Deaf Children Australia Tye Recreation Fund, you are required to prepare a letter with the following details:
•    Name and address details
•    Name, title, telephone and email address of contact person
•    Project name and description (maximum 300 words)
•    Expected outcomes and timelines
•    Who and how many people will benefit from this project
•    Itemised project budget ( including your organisation’s contribution)
•    Amount of funding being sought

Your application should be posted to the attention of the CEO at Deaf Children Australia PO Box 6466 St. Kilda Road, Victoria 8008 or emailed to:

Youth Grants

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and 15 – 23 years old, did you know you can apply for a youth grant of up to $2,500 to help you achieve a personal goal or project? Deaf Children Australia wants to help you dream big!

2018 Youth Grants have now been awarded and we look forward to bringing you the successful applicants’ stories. If you have a goal or dream for personal growth or to help the wider community, we would love to hear from you next year. 

Deaf Children Australia’s Youth Grants Program recognises the ideas and achievements of young deaf people from all over Australia and highlights the positive contributions that young deaf people make to society.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

Click here for alternative sources of funding.

Youth Grants – Aimee’s Story

Aimee Williams is one of Deaf Children Australia’s previous Youth Grant recipients and Youth Ambassadors. The grant Aimee received was directed towards helping her complete two TAFE courses and then progress to university so she can achieve her goal of working with deaf and hard of hearing children. Click here to read her full story.

Youth Grants – Izaac’s Story

Izaac applied for a Youth Grant from Deaf Children Australia to help him realise his dream of opening a school for children with disabilities to learn riding and horsemanship. Izaac is inspiring in his determination to help other children who have similar experiences to his own. Click here to read his full story.

Chelsea’s Story

We were so pleased to hear many inspiring presentations from our Youth Grant recipients at Deaf Children Australia’s Youth Grants Award Night on 22 July. Below, one of our Youth Grant recipients, Chelsea shares her story about her trip to Montenegro to dance at the Montenegro Dance Festival. We look forward to sharing more of the Youth Grants recipients’ stories with you over the coming months. Click here to read her story in full.

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