Apply to us

Thank you for your interest in Ovingdean Hall Foundation. We welcome applications from charities and not-for-profit groups/ organisations that are seeking funds for education projects for deaf children and young people in England and Wales.

During the pandemic, we have balanced existing commitments alongside working with organisations that have sought to support isolated deaf children. We are interested in learning how organisations have managed during this time, and the issues they are addressing going forward.

While we continue to prioritise pandemic-related emergency applications, we are now making a gradual return to our three key funding priorities:

  • Activity grants for the benefit of deaf children and young people
  • Training grants for the benefit of deaf children and young people
  • Supporting mental health and well-being, and bringing deaf children and young people together.

If you would like to apply, please check our eligibility criteria first. If your project is eligible, please view our guidelines, and complete and return our application form by email.

If you have any questions, or if would like to have an informal discussion about your project before applying, please contact us.

We review new applications at our meetings in March, June and September of each year. However, we recommend that you submit your application by the end of the month before (February, May, August) so that we have time to ask you any further questions.

Small Grants Programme

During summer 2021, we launched a new grants programme for small organisations and individuals seeking support for their work with deaf children. Grants will be up to £1,000, but we anticipate that most will be in the region of a few hundred pounds.

The funding is designed to support professional development such as accessing training, undertaking research, buying a resource or piece of equipment which is not available to you through work. We are particularly interested in funding projects that have a lasting benefit. Unfortunately, this process cannot be used where other funding should be available, for example, schools or colleges or individuals providing activities under their statutory duty.

The next round of small grant assessments will take place in early September 2022.

If you would like to apply for a small grant, or if you have any questions, please contact us.