Grants for Individuals and Organisations

We provide funding for individuals, groups and corporations who wish to work with the Deaf Community of NSW, and we provide this through the following separate grant-making schemes:

  • Kenneth W Tribe Fellowship Fund
  • Anthony M Houen Community Grant Fund
  • Anne Mac Rae Technology Scheme
  • Funding for Deaf Community Centres

Testimonials

Two of our grant recipients share their experiences in a short video:

Kenneth W Tribe Fellowship Fund

The late Mr Kenneth W Tribe AO LLB was a Director of our Board of Directors for forty years, including fourteen years as President.

In 1983, our Board at the time acknowledged Mr Tribe’s many years of generous service by establishing the Kenneth W Tribe Fellowship Fund.

The aim of the Kenneth W Tribe Fellowship Fund is to provide financial support to deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing individuals who wish to further their education.

When applying, the applicant needs to show that their course of study will lead to improved employment opportunities for them and they also need to show how this can enhance their ability to contribute to the NSW Deaf Community.

The fund is capped at $5,000.00.

BROCHURE  |  APPLICATION FORM |  REFEREE FORM

 

Anthony M Houen Community Grant Fund

The Anthony M Houen Community Grant Fund was established in July 2010 to provide one-off grants to support deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people contribute to the Deaf Community in any one of the following priority areas:

  • Leadership
  • Community Development
  • Conference/Seminar
  • Art and Culture
  • Sport

Projects will contribute to an individual’s or group’s positive growth and personal development and provide inspiration for other deaf people to achieve and show leadership.

The fund is capped at $1,000.00

GUIDELINES  |  APPLICATION FORM

Anne Mac Rae Technology Scheme

The Anne Mac Rae Technology Scheme was established to provide deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people on low incomes to access technology by providing a way to buy a computer cheaply.

This Scheme was named in honour of the late Anne Mac Rae who was a dedicated long serving former Chief Executive of the Deaf Society.

If successful, deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind people can apply for a subsided laptop or desktop computer through the Deaf Society. Once the applicant has chosen a computer, they will pay the associated cost and the Deaf Society will pay the rest.

These computers are available for people to use in their own homes. We work with Work Ventures who provide us with technical advice. Work Ventures is a not for profit social enterprise offering low cost computers, traineeships and community services.

More information and how to apply are in the links below.

GUIDELINES  |  APPLICATION FORM

Funding for Deaf Community Centres

In 1997, the Board of the Deaf Society of NSW decided to make $100,000 available to groups who wished to work towards establishing a community centre(s) for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people. As of July 2011, $96,000 of funding is available.

Organisations which would like to apply for this funding need to be incorporated, and their application for funding must be supported by members of the Deaf Community and current paid-up members of the Deaf Society of NSW.

When applying for this funding, organisations need to ensure that the following information is provided:

  • Evidence of support from members of the Deaf Community and members of the Deaf Society of NSW for the proposal, including details of community ownership.
  • A viable Business Plan to prove sustainability and should include: 
    Budget projections for income and expenditure for three (3) years.
    How the Centre(s) will be managed (paid and voluntary)
    How the Centre(s) will be staffed (paid and voluntary)
    The percentage of contribution sought
    A project management plan, including timelines for establishment of the centre(s), incorporation of the committee (if required), hiring of staff and equipment, etc.

 

To enquire about Funding for Deaf Community Centres or to ask for assistance with an application, please contact our Chief Executive Officer.