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 spread your wings and dream big!

 2019 Youth Grants have now closed. 

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.
The successful applicants’ projects will reflect opportunities for personal development and 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.

Deaf Children Australia’s Youth Grants were established in 2000 with support from our philanthropic partners.  Deaf Children Australia adds to this Victorian funding 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: Guitar lessons

Kittipat was awarded a Youth Grant in 2018 to help him learn guitar. In his application, Kittipat said his goal was to learn to read music and build his confidence to play the guitar at school assemblies.  Kittipat said his end goal was to gain confidence and show other deaf children that you can do […]

Youth Grants: Colorado Exchange Program

Aurora was a recipient of a 2018 Youth Grant to assist with her exciting exchange program to Colorado. This gave her the chance to pursue a lifelong dream. Aurora shares her story below: “On July 22nd 2018, I took off on the adventure of a lifetime. I was heading to America, well to be specific, […]

Youth Grants: Japan Exchange Program

Amy was a recipient of a Youth Grant in 2018 to help with her exchange trip to Japan to learn Japanese sign language and learn about the deaf community in Japan. Amy attended a school in Osaka and stayed with a family on Awaji Island. She shares her story below: “I was very lucky to […]

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