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Applications are open twice per year, between:
1st February - 31st March
1st August - 30th September
To support education and development of Deaf and hard of hearing children up to the age of 21 years old in the Manawatu region.
The children to which application is made must be residing in the Manawatu region at the time of applying and must have resided in the Manawatu region for more than 12 months prior to the application being made.
What does it cover?
The grant is to be used for educational, social and recreational, health and service provisions and does not cover travel costs, or services provided by the state.
Individual applicants are required to:
Under 21 years of age
be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.
be Deaf or hard of hearing (or those eligible to wear a hearing aid) or have an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).
submit ALL supporting documents, along with a fully completed application form by the closing dates specified below, or your application will NOT be considered.
Supporting documents required:
where there is a hearing loss, an audiogram report or official letter from a physician or audiologist
where there is an Auditory Processing Disorder, an official letter from a physician or audiologist confirming the diagnosis of APD
minimum of TWO recent signed references (issued within the last 12 months) in support of applicant/s (requests by the applicant to email or phone the referees not accepted)
summary of qualifications held and record of learning
accountability report for ANY previous funding received from the NFD Trust
ORIGINAL bank deposit slip or bank statement showing the official name and account number of applicant (handwritten copies not accepted) which has been officially date stamped and signed by bank staff.
How to apply
1. Fully complete the application form below and ensure ALL supporting documents are attached.
2. Return application and supporting documents by the closing date.