Grants and equipment



There are a variety of benefits available for a family with a deaf child, or for young deaf people.

The National Deaf Children’s Society has a range of grants to help deaf children and young people get involved with activities and learning  which might be difficult to access.


Development Grant

Our Development grant is for deaf young people age 11 years - 25 years who want to learn, develop new skills and gain experiences which will improve your future.

You can apply for money towards a qualification, for  travel or to buy the equipment you might need to support your learning or development. Apply for our Development Grant by downloading the application form below.

Please send your application to us by 7 August 2017. We will then get in touch and let you know the outcome before the end of August.

Development Grant application form 2017 (739 kb) [docx]


Why not download the flyer below to pass onto young deaf people you think might be interested!

Development Grant Flyer


Please note that we can accept development grant application forms any time during the year, but depending on the time of year, it may be that we cannot consider the application until the next round date.



Inclusion Grant

Our Inclusion grant is for deaf children, young people and families who want to get involved with activities but need financial help.

Who can apply?

  • Anyone aged 8–18 can apply.
  • If you’re under 14, your parent/carer must apply on your behalf.
  • If you’re 14 years and over you can apply but your parent/carer will need to support your application.

You can apply for money if you want to access our youth and family events, go to activities in your area or buy equipment to be able to attend.

Apply for our Inclusion Grant below

Inclusion grant application form