Grant Programs

Deafness Foundation 2022 Grants applications open 1st of June 2021 and close on the 31st of October 2021

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INSPIRED BY GRANTS

The Deafness Foundation celebrated the Deafness Foundations 2021 Grants Award evening , on March the 31st 2021.

The event was again hosted by Baker & McKenzie, in their wonderful board room in the centre a beautiful Melbourne. The evening was a great success merging face to face interaction with state of the art technology. Very gratefully supported by lovely Baker & McKenzie staff.

 

 Gratefully our Governors Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Professor Field Rickards and Mr Peter Ickeringill were all able to attend.

Guest speakers Sofia Rahman - Hammond Care and  Emily Sheppard - Usher Kids, award winners from 2020, updated us on the amazing work they are doing in supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and described the impact of receiving a Deafness Foundation Grant

The Deafness Foundation was proud to award the below grants to a diverse range of applicants who support the DHH community in many ways. 

 

The Grants awarded in March 2021 included the following: 

  • Learning Links, (NSW) - Assistive technology to empower parents to develop case coordination skills to help navigate the NDIS Awarded $4,750

  • National Acoustic Laboratories - (NSW) Early language experience and later vocabulary development among urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: a pilot study  Awarded $5,003

  • Varuna, the National Writer's House / Blue Mountains Writers' Festival (NSW) Blue Mountains Writers' Festival - Deafness Accessibility Project - Awarded $1,250

  • The Glendonald Association Inc (VIC) Zoom Conferencing / Auslan Interpreting – connecting deaf and hard of hearing people though Zoom meetings Awarded $1,423

  • John Pierce Centre (VIC) JPC 40th Year Celebration – 40-Year Short Book Production Awarded $2,214

  • Melbourne Deaf and Hard of Hearing Lions Club Branch (VIC) Providing Auslan services for deaf/hard of hearing people with new Lions Club Awarded $2,750

  • Endeavour Foundation (QLD) Improving accessibility for people with a disability by adding AUSLAN to 5 specialised learning videos for people with disability Awarded $2,500

  • National Acoustic Laboratories - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander caregivers' perspectives on supporting young children's hearing health and language development Awarded $3,800

EDUCATION ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS

2021 Awardees

  • Hayley Edgar                      Secondary  

  • Erin Fuller                            Secondary  

  • Maddison Hatcher             Secondary