The Oticon Foundation grants are allocated
annually to New Zealand projects that increase awareness and knowledge
about hearing loss. Each year a range of projects receive funding
from The Oticon Foundation in New Zealand. These projects typically
range from specialist training, research, services for hearing impaired
people, and visits from overseas experts.
here to view The Oticon Foundation in New Zealand Brochure .
How to Apply for The Oticon Foundation
Applications must include the following information:
1. The title of your project
2. A summary of your project (no more than 150 words)
3. Your qualifications relevant to the project
4. The aim and design of your project and the expected completion
If your application is not for a project include
Details of the grant requested
Reasons why you are applying for a grant.
1. Your name and address.
2. If relevant, the organisation you represent and copies of the
latest balance sheet and annual report.
3. How the hearing impaired in New Zealand will benefit from your
4. Information about any funding you may be seeking from other organisations
for this or other projects.
5. Details on overseas travel, if relevant. Please state whether
you will be returning to New Zealand permanently after the visit
6. Information about how you will publicise your projects and results
(we would like you to seek as wide an audience as possible).
7. Details on how you will promote The Oticon Foundation if your
application is successful.
Applications (together with 4 extra copies) should be made by 31
Oticon Foundation in New Zealand
PO Box 9128
Phone 0800 OTICON
If your application is successful you will be required to:
Submit a report (5 copies and an electronic copy by email) within
3 months' completion of the project and before 31st March following
Disseminate your results or information from the project to as wide
an audience as possible e.g. to the bulletins and newsletters of
professional groups, hearing impaired and Deaf groups.
Acknowledge The Oticon Foundation in any reports or publications
about your project research.
Previous Projects Funded
The aim of The Oticon Foundation in New Zealand
has always been to fund New Zealand projects that increase awareness
and knowledge about hearing loss, to break down the stigma it is
so often associated with. This year we are supporting events and
projects that will enhance the exchange of information and ideas.
Take a look at the issues
of Soundscape where previous projects funded are listed.