This Fund will make grants 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.


2020 – Sam Martin

Sam’s project aimed to increase awareness about mental health issues for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who identify as LGBTQI+.  He produced a number of videos, relaying the experiences of several individuals.  Click below to watch:

2021 – Deafblind Victoria (DBV)

DBV held a workshop for its members and other interested people to explore the mental health of people living with deafblindness.  Click here to go to DBV’s website to see information on the workshop.  Alternatively, click here to download a PDF of the report from DBV’s website.

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