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Apply for a grant

Photo: Find out about the different grants you may be entitled to

We offer a range of grants to help deaf children and young people get involved with activities or learning to support confidence, independence and development.

Please click below to read more about the Inclusion Grant, the Development Grant, and the Young People's Community Project Fund. 

Inclusion Grant

Watch our BSL introduction to our Inclusion Grant

Our Inclusion Grant is for deaf children and young people and families who want to get involved with activities but need financial help and support. You might need special equipment, such as walking boots to attend or we could help with costs of travel to activities.

If you are between 8 and 18 years old you can apply for the Inclusion Grant.

You can apply for money if you want to access our National Deaf Children's Society youth and family events or get involved with activities run by other organisations. Up to £150 is available for successful applicants.

Applications are open

Apply for our Inclusion Grant

Please allow at least one month for us to receive and process your application before you need the money.

Inclusion grants are assessed on the last week of every month apart from December. Applications received in December will be assessed at the end of January.

If you have any questions about the Inclusion Grant, please email localgroups@ndcs.org.uk.

Development Grant

Watch our BSL introduction to the Development Grant 

Our Development Grant is for deaf young people who want to learn, gain experience and develop new skills which will improve their future. 

If you are between 11 and 25 years old you can apply for the Development Grant.

You can apply for money towards a qualification, for travel, or to buy the equipment you might need to support your learning or development, such as climbing shoes or hockey leg guards.

(Please note we will not cover equipment such as laptops and cameras)

Up to £300 is available for successful applicants.

Applications are open

Apply for our Development Grant

Please allow at least one month for us to receive and process your application before you need the money.

Development grants are assessed on the last week of every month apart from December. Applications received in December will be assessed at the end of January. 

The panel meets at the end of every month.

Young People's Community Project Fund

Our Young People's Community Project Fund is for deaf young people to consider issues that affect them, and develop a community project to address this.

If you are between 8 and 25 years old you can apply for the Young People's Community Project Fund.

You can apply for money to develop a community project in a creative way - through art, drama, music, film and so on! Up to £500 is available for successful applicants.

Applications are open

If you are interested, please email CYPCF.Mail@ndcs.org.uk for more information.

Please allow at least one month for us to receive and process your application before you need the money.

Applications are assessed on the last week of every month apart from December. Applications received in December will be assessed at the end of January. 

The panel meets at the end of every month.

FAQ

Is there a limit to how much I can apply for?

The most that we can give someone who has applied is:

Inclusion Grant is £150.

Development Grant is £300.

Young People's Community Fund is £500.

Depending on the application, sometimes we will offer less than this. 

What do you look for in an application?  

It helps us if you give us as much information as possible, such as why you want to do the course or activity. What it is you would like us to support and how much it will cost. It also helps us to know when the activity is, and what the dates are you would like to start. 

We are looking for complete and informative application forms. 

Can I apply again if I've applied before?

A young person can apply for a grant they have had before providing it is not in the same financial year. For example, if you have applied since it was April, you will have to wait until after the next April before you apply again. 

Can I use the Development Grant to pay towards an apprenticeship? 

No, the Development Grant does not pay for or towards any apprenticeship or department of education related courses or educational activities. 

The Education & Skills Funding Agency may be able to support towards support related to apprenticeships.