In the latter half of the 1990's a sum in excess of $350,000 was bequested by Albert Cuthbert Noonan of Christchurch to the National Foundation for the Deaf Incorporated, 'for the general purpose of the deaf children in the Province of Canterbury'. Purpose of award: Supporting education and development of deaf children in the province of Canterbury.
Individual applicants are required to: • be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residence. • have been living in Canterbury for more than 12 months • be deaf/hard of hearing (hearing loss 60dB or more in better ear) or have an Auditory Processing Discorder (APD)
Closing dates for applications: Thursday 31 March 2016 Friday 31 March 2017 Applications open 1 February
Additional information: Canterbury is inclusive of South Canterbury, Canterbury and North Canterbury. It is defined as the area of the Waitaki River, south of the Conway River and east of the Southern Alps.
This has been gifted to us so please make the most of it and apply for what ever your child might need. For example: Dancing lessons, swimming lessons, ipad's, programs that benefit your child at school etc Anything that will help benefit your child socially or educationally. Anything that is not already covered under government funding will be considered.