Scholarships and Grants

Tye Recreation Fund

Established in the 1940s, the Allen and Cecilia Tye Estate is administered for the benefit of deaf and blind Victorians. Part of the income from this Estate is designed to support the recreation of deaf people of all ages. Applications are invited throughout the year from organisations and individuals requiring financial assistance towards the cost of holidays and recreation opportunities for people who are deaf.  To be considered for funding under this Deaf Children Australia Tye Recreation Fund, you are required to prepare a letter with the following details:
•    Name and address details
•    Name, title, telephone and email address of contact person
•    Project name and description (maximum 300 words)
•    Expected outcomes and timelines
•    Who and how many people will benefit from this project
•    Itemised project budget (including your organisation’s contribution)
•    Amount of funding being sought. 


Your application should be posted to the attention of the CEO at Deaf Children Australia
PO Box 6466 St. Kilda Road, Victoria 8008 or emailed to:

Youth Grants

2020 Youth Grants have closed. They will re-open around April 2021. 

Are you 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!

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

Details about how to apply are listed below. You never know where it will lead. Good luck!

Downloadable Youth Grant Forms

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Youth Grant Stories

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 by

clicking below!

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Deaf Children Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians of Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations.

Deaf Children Australia is a registered charity under our legal name Deaf Children Australia, ABN 57 108 025 207. We are a Deductible Gift Recipient, category 1.

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