Youth Grants

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 Grant applications will open in March so start thinking about your application.

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.