Expression Deaf Grant Recipients
The Expression Deaf Grants gives people the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. The Grants are open to people from all over Australia but preference will be given to Victorian and Tasmanian applicants.
These grants aim to benefit individuals, groups, teams or organisations striving to break barriers, and develop Deaf identity and interests among the Deaf community.
Expression Australia is proud to announce our Expression Deaf Grant recipients of round 1, 2019:
Read on below to find out more about our grant recipients for round 1, 2019.
Around the Grounds
Around The Grounds is an Auslan web series in Auslan foucsing on the Australian Football League (AFL). The team of Simon and Steve have interviewed many iconic AFL and AFLW legends as well as Deaf community members about all things football. Around the Grounds plan to use the Expression Deaf Grant to assist them with their travels interstate for interviews, as well as for captioning and editing requirements.
You can watch their videos on their Facebook Page, Around the Grounds.
KODA Australia organise camps for Kids of Deaf Adults around Australia, so that hearing kids who have Deaf parents can meet lifelong friends and be proud of their upbringing. The funds from the Expression Deaf Grant will assist KODA Australia to organise the upcoming KODA Camp that will take place here in Melbourne, for kids aged between 10 and 16 years old.
To find out more, head to KODA Australia's Facebook Page, KODA Australia.
Earshot is a photographic collection of stories on deafness and hearing loss put together by Kate Disher-Quill. Kate is an award winning artist who works across photgraphy, film and multimedia, and is hard of hearing herself. For Earshot, Kate interviewed and photographed over 35 Deaf and hard of hearing people around Australia. The Expression Deaf Grant will allow Kate to make her Melbourne launch event accessible, by providing Auslan interpreters.
Deaf Youth Australia
Deaf Youth Australia provide opportunities for Deaf youth to meet and socialise in the Deaf community. Thanks to the Expression Deaf Grant, funds will support four Australian youth delegates to travel to Paris for the World Federation of the Deaf - Youth Section (WFDYS) Youth Camp taking place in July, 2019. The camp takes place every four years at different locations all around the world and gives Deaf youth the opportunity to meet international friends and experience International Sign (IS).
To find out more about Deaf Youth Australia, go to their Facebook Page here: Deaf Youth Australia.
The next round of the Expression Deaf Grants are now open and closes on April 30, 2019. To find out how you can apply go to, https://bit.ly/2EVoTdW