If you are deaf or hard of hearing and 15 – 23 years old, did you know you can apply for a 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 applicants notified. 2019 Youth Grants will reopen early next year. We look forward to sharing new stories with you soon!

Community Benefit:

Deaf Children Australia wants the grant recipients to inspire other children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing to achieve their full potential. As a result, the successful applicants’ projects will reflect benefits for the Deaf, hard of hearing or wider Australian community.

Projects can be based on:

  • Personal development
  • Deaf community and Culture
  • Leadership Challenges
  • Education
  • Representing local, state or national teams
  • Life Experience

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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.The program was established in 2000 after combining two existing Trusts: the Nelson & Brook Educational Trusts with the Allen & Cecilia Tye Fund. Deaf Children Australia matches this Victorian funding dollar for dollar to make the Youth Grants available Australia-wide.

Want to be inspired for your application? See three of our amazing Youth Grant recipients’ stories below! You can find more on the Youth Grants Stories page.

Youth Grants: World Deaf Basketball Championships

This year, for the first time the ‘Dingoes’ – the men’s under 21 Deaf Australian basketball team – was invited to attend the Deaf Basketball World Championships hosted in Washington DC. Deaf Children Australia was able to offer Ben Robins, Bailey McNicholl, Bradley Walton, Bryce Younger, Connor Reynolds, Jarred van der Merwe, Kit Stephen and […]

Youth Grants: Lenny’s AFL Inclusion Carnival

Our 2018 Youth Grant recipients are starting to undertake their projects! We were thrilled to receive our first report recently from Lenny, whose Youth Grant enabled him to fly from far east Arnhem Land to Darwin and then onto Tasmania for the AFL National Inclusion Carnival. The AFL Inclusion Carnival supports men aged 16 and […]

Youth Grants: Jayesh’s Antipodeans Trip to India

Jayesh received a 2017 Youth Grant to join the 2018 Antipodeans trip to India, a three week trip including one week doing community work. He returned home with lots of new skills – including how to make momos!  Youth Grant applicants for 2018 have now been notified. We look forward to sharing Youth Grant recipients’ […]

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