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 mark 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 the Deaf. Find out more.
In memory of Paul
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of our dear friend Paul Simpson, the National Executive Officer of the British Association of Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (BATOD).
Paul was a great advocate and ambassador for Ovingdean Hall Foundation. He was instrumental in developing our Con Powell Memorial Scholarships, a programme that has seen almost 50 teachers become Qualified Teachers of the Deaf.
Paul was a generous and kind man who will be greatly missed by all of his friends here at Ovingdean Hall Foundation. Our thoughts are with his family.
This December, the Benefact Group’s Movement for Good is giving 120 charities £1,000 each over 12 days. Please help Ovingdean Hall Foundation to be one of these lucky charities by nominating us HERE. The link will take you to a page which, if you scroll down, you will see has been pre-filled with our details. It’s free to enter, and your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. Thank you!
Winter 2023 Newsletter out soon! Contact us if you would like to be notified when it’s ready. View past Newsletters, including our Summer 2022 Newsletter celebrating TEN years of providing opportunities for deaf children and young people.
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.