Expression Deaf Grants

Expression Deaf Grants aim to give people the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. We’re proud to have awarded a growing number of small grants of up to $3,000 each.
These grants have been made to support Deaf ideas, businesses, creative endeavours and projects that improve inclusion and participation opportunities for our Deaf and hard of hearing community.

There are 4 rounds open to applications each year, in January, April, July and October.

To apply, fill out the Expression Deaf Grant form and email your submission to before the last day of the grant round above. 

Expression Deaf Grants

Expression Deaf Grants aim to give Deaf and hard of hearing people the opportunity to achieve our vision of access, inclusion and equal opportunity in all areas of life.

These grants aim to benefit individuals, groups, teams or organisations striving to break barriers, and develop Deaf identity and interests in the Deaf community.

  • Preference will be given to candidates/projects in Victoria and Tasmania.
  • Applications from outside Victoria and Tasmania will be considered, however, they will need to demonstrate a clear and direct benefit to the Deaf community in Victoria and Tasmania.
  • Applications from organisations with an annual turnover of > $100,000 will not be considered.
  • Preference will be given to projects/candidates that have not applied within the year prior to now.
  • Grants will be spread across multiple areas so that funds will benefit the community in a wide range of areas.
  • Where an application is for a sporting event, applications should be made from the team.

Read about some of our previous Expression Deaf Grant recipients here.

Previous winners include:



Round: Year:
Imagined Touch $1,500 Inaugural 2018
Flow Festival $1,000 Inaugural 2018
Around the Grounds $1,000 1 2019
KODA Australia $750 1 2019
Kate Disher-Quill $800 1 2019
Deaf Youth Australia $2,000 1 2019
Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club (MDCC) Willows $750 2 2019
Glendonald Association Inc. $500 2 2019
The Goannas (Australian Men's Deaf Basketball Team) $2,000 2 2019
Ballarat Deaf Social Club $500 2 2019
Deafferent Theatre $1,000 3 2019
Open Captions Australia $1,000 3 2019
Karli Health Centre (Ben Souter Legacy Trust Fund) $500 3 2019
Lily Drummond Films $1,000 3 2019
Deaf Sports Australia $750 4 2019
Australian Deaf Ladies Weekend $1,000 4 2019
iSign iWander $1,250 4 2019
Sarah Vickery $800 4 2019