Sources of funding

There are other sources of funding for deaf children, young people and their families if social services cannot help.

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Charitable grants

In addition to welfare benefits, families with deaf children and deaf young people may be eligible for charitable grants.

Our factsheet, Sources of funding for families with deaf children and for deaf young people, gives information about organisations you can apply to.

It also includes information on:

  • sources of charitable funding and supporting
  • local sources of funding
  • sources of funding for education
  • sources of help with a holiday or respite care.


Download our free factsheet: Sources of funding for families with deaf children and for deaf young people.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a benefit paid to students aged 16–19 years old studying or permanently resident in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, who live in a low-income household, who have left, or are about to leave, compulsory education and are carrying on with their studies.

Free equipment and products for deaf children

There are three main types of organisation that provide free equipment and products for deaf children – social services, education services and local health services.

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