Expression Deaf Grant Recipients, Round 2
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 2, 2019:
- Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club (MDCC) Willows
- Glendonald Association Inc.
- Ballarat Deaf Social Club
- Australian Goannas
Read on below to find out more about our grant recipients for round 2, 2019.
Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club (MDCC) is taking a lead of the Deaf women’s cricket movement by offering opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing women and girls to join the new team – MDCC Willows.
MDCC Willows has established a robust and experienced subcommittee within MDCC and will enter their team in the NMWCA Women’s Social T20 Competition, with continued training and coaching support from Cricket Victoria. They are committed to continue forming a Victorian Deaf Women’s representative team in future National Cricket Inclusion Championship (NCIC) competitions.
To find out more about MDCC, go to their Facebook page here.
If you are interested in joining their cricket team for the 2019/20 season, click here to email MDCC.
The Glendonald Association Inc operates to assist people who are hard of hearing or Deaf by promoting social and educational activities that improve their wellbeing. They promote the Deaf community, Auslan, Deaf history and culture. They host regular events and are a sponsor of the Casey Deaf Club.
This August, they will host their major event, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Glendonald Association Inc.
Ballarat Deaf Social Club Inc was formed in 1974 and incorporated in 1996, with a key focus on supporting Deaf and hard of hearing people and their families in Ballarat and District. They meet once a month at various locations. Events include open captions (OC) movies, Auslan interpreted events, guest speakers, etc. Their members receive a quarterly club newsletter with information and upcoming events.
The Australian Men's Deaf Basketball Team, the 'Goannas', are preparing for their title defence at the 2019 Asia Pacific Deaf Games in Hong Kong this November. The Goannas consist of interstate Deaf and hard of hearing athletes who travel to Melbourne once month to train together as a team. They then return to their home states to resume their local representative basketball duties. The current team consists of 11 athletes, including two new upcoming players who have progressed from the under 21 ranks to the men's team.
The Goannas receive no Government or sports association funding and must fundraise all cost attributed to the trip themselves. As stands, each athlete needs to raise in excess of $4,000 to cover their trip. This grant will assist with some of these costs.
You can follow the Goannas on their Facebook Page.
You can also follow Deaf Basketball Australia's Facebook page here for updates and results.
The next round of the Expression Deaf Grants are now open and closes on July 31, 2019. To find out how you can apply go to, https://bit.ly/2EVoTdW