This Fund will make funds available to either individual or group projects that focus on encouraging more conversations, awareness and education about these very real and specific issues affecting the mental health of people in the Deaf Community. Applications are accepted from Deaf, hard-of-hearing, deafblind, interpreters, parents of deaf kids, children of deaf adults, teachers, mental health practitioners, or anyone that has a connection to deaf people.
We will make grants available once per year; each year has a different “theme”. Generally, the applications are accepted in July each year. About a month before, you will see more information posted below about the theme for the particular year. You will also see information being shared on Social Media.
Applications are opening on 1 July for the 2021 grant. The theme this year will be quite broad, about addressing mental health needs of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people. You may want to discuss your idea. To go to the online expression of interest, click here. To apply, click here to go to the application.