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!

 2019 Youth Grants will open soon so keep an eye out for the announcement! 

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 some of our amazing Youth Grant recipients’ stories below! You can find more on the Youth Grants Stories page.

Youth Grants: Global Young Leaders Conference

Cate was awarded a Youth Grant in 2018 to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC). Cate spent ten days in Washington, DC meeting fellow Global Young leader delegates from all over the world. She then had the opportunity to travel to New York City to visit the UN.  Cate shares her story below. “GYLC was […]

Youth Grants: National Deaf Netball Club Championship

Rayan was a recipient of a Youth grant and Tye Recreation fund in 2018. “I’m almost always in the hearing community because I am the only deaf girl in my school in country Victoria.” Rayan is from a country town in Victoria. She attends a mainstream school and has had limited opportunities to meet deaf people her age. […]

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 […]

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