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Grants & Scholarships

Are you seeking a grant or scholarship? The NFD Trust offers grants and scholarships to New Zealanders who are Deaf or hard of hearing. 
 
Grants are also available to those who are hearing able and work in the Deaf and hard of hearing sector.

NFD Trustees

 

Our independent NFD Trustees help to ensure that any grant and scholarship applications that are accepted will be effective in helping our community.

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Contact Us

 

If you have any questions about our grants or scholarship programmes, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about the work we do for the Deaf and hard of hearing community and how you can get involved.

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Change a life

Many of our community members have reached out to share their heartbreaking stories about their struggles to afford new hearing aids.


Thanks to those who donated to the Hearing Aid Fund, we were able to gift $500 grants to some very grateful recipients.

They were touched and relieved to receive financial support towards their much-needed new hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Fund

The Hearing Aid Fund was created to help hard of hearing Kiwis access the new hearing aids they need. Hearing aids can be very expensive. If you're struggling to afford new hearing aids, apply or register for this $500 grant today.

We believe everyone should be able to access hearing aids if they need them.

Hearing aids can have a hugely beneficial impact on being able to connect meaningfully with others. Unfortunately, many who need them cannot afford them. 

To help bridge this gap, the National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Lily McManus have teamed up to create the Hearing Aid Fund, which supports hard of hearing New Zealanders who are facing financial hardship. Each successful applicant will receive up to $500 towards their new hearing aids.

You can help us to grow the Hearing Aid Fund. By giving today, you’ll be helping people in our community to hear sounds they’ve been missing out on. Sounds like their baby’s or grandchild’s first words, their children’s voices, and conversations with their loved ones.

We've teamed up with Lily McManus

Lily McManus goal is to help as many New Zealanders as possible to receive the hearing aids they need.

In the video featured below, Lily McManus interviews Deva about her personal experiences with hearing loss and how her new hearing aids, generously donated by Lily McManus, have changed her life.

Reach your goals

Are you seeking a grant or scholarship? The NFD Trust offers grants and scholarships to New Zealanders who are Deaf or hard of hearing. 
 
Grants are also available to those who are hearing able and work in the Deaf and hard of hearing sector.

Our most recent grant recipients were thrilled to receive this grant:

​“My deep appreciation to the Foundation and supporters. After many years of hearing difficulty, I will be able to fully participate in conversations and enjoy television and movies again.” Mary F. Hearing Aid Fund Grant Recipient.

 

“This is terrific! It will make life much easier for my family. I loved it when I tried my new hearing aids at testing. I couldn’t believe the difference.” Helen-Mary G. Hearing Aid Fund Grant Recipient.

NFD Grants and Scholarships

"All people who are Deaf or hard of hearing can apply for grants from the NFD Trust"

Below are our current grants and scholarships you can apply to. Please check the criteria and application dates carefully.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Deaf Educational Scholarship

To support individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing with their studies at a tertiary level.

Training and Development Scholarship

To support individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing with training and development.

Community Fund

The purpose of this grant is to support work that directly benefits the Deaf or hard of hearing.

Noonan Bequest

Supporting education and development of Deaf children in the province of Canterbury.

The Manawatu Region Hearing Assistance Fund

The NFD Trust is pleased to administer scholarships and grants provided by a generous donation from the Manawatu Hearing Association, for the benefit of residents in the Manawatu region which geographically encompasses Palmerston North City Council and the Manawatu District Council areas of jurisdiction.

Manawatu Educational Scholarship

To support individuals residing in the Manawatu region who are Deaf or hard of hearing with their studies at a tertiary level.

Manawatu Training and Development Scholarship

To support education and development of Deaf and hard of hearing children up to the age of 21 years old in the Manawatu region.

Manawatu Community Fund

To support projects and activities that have a direct benefit to residents of the Manawatu region who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Manawatu Hearing Aid Fund

To subside the cost of hearing aids for residents in the Manawatu region.