Providing opportunities for deaf children and young people. Previously known as Ovingdean Hall School for Deaf Children.
A show at the newly refurbished Polka Theatre
The new café at Doncaster Deaf Trust
Toy Like Me's See It Be It exhibition
Sign singing on stage at Matilda
Children at a Panathlon Boccia tournament
Sensory room at Seashell Trust
The library at St John's School, Boston Spa
Ovingdean Hall Foundation, previously Ovingdean Hall School for Deaf Children, is a small national charity and grantmaker supporting education projects for deaf children and deaf young people. We marked our tenth anniversary during 2022-2023.
Over the past decade, we have worked with many charities including the National Deaf Children’s Society, Doncaster Deaf Trust, Music and The Deaf, Go Live Theatre Projects, Panathlon and SignHealth. With the help of our supporters, we have funded new music and sensory rooms, specialist equipment, and sports and theatre experiences for deaf children and young people. Learn more about our projects.We also fund scholarships for teachers training to become Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People. Find out more.
Sunday 3rd March is World Hearing Day!
Led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this global advocacy event calls for action to address hearing loss and related issues. Its aim is to raise awareness of hearing loss and promote hearing care across the world.
The theme for 2024 is: ‘Changing mindsets. Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all!’. WHO describe this year’s focus as, ‘overcoming the challenges posed by societal misperceptions and stigmatizing mindsets through awareness-raising and information-sharing, targeted at the public and health care providers.’Find out more about this year’s theme and its key messages.
Vote for Gordon the Hearing Dog!
A much-loved hearing dog called Gordon has been nominated in this year’s Crufts Kennel Club Hero Dog awards! Gordon lives with Elyana, 12, who is profoundly deaf. Gordon helps Elyana with practical tasks and also provides emotional support: ‘Gordon gives me a sense of comfort and just makes me happy,’ says Elyana. Her mum Silvie credits Gordon with transforming Elyana’s wellbeing and confidence, saying that her daughter is, ‘deaf and proud!’ This is Elyana and Gordon’s story.
Please nominate Ovingdean Hall Foundation in Benefact Group’s Movement for Good 2024!
Benefact Group have launched their Movement for Good for 2024, with gifts of £1,000 and £5,000 to give away. Please can you help us to be one of the lucky charities by nominating us here. Thank you very much.
Find out more about our projects: You can read more about our work with deaf children and young people, by reading our Newsletters. The next edition will be released during Summer 2024. Please contact usif you would like to be sent a copy by email or post.
Find out more about deaf children’s education: If you would like to learn more about the education of deaf children and young people, please view a range ofarticleswritten by our Trustee Ted Moore.
Work with us: If you are from a charity or not-for-profit that is seeking funds for an education project for deaf children and young people, find out how you can Apply to us.
Please support our work with deaf children and deaf young people: We are very fortunate and grateful to be supported by a number of individuals and trusts. If you would like to make a donation toward our work in this, our tenth year, please visit Support Us or Donate through Kind Link’s secure online donation service Thank you so much.