Helping you to meet your charitable objectives

We provide many opportunities for trusts and foundations to meet their charitable objectives by supporting our work to help preschool deaf children learn to listen and talk.

We have a wide range of both revenue and capital projects that offer opportunities for trusts and foundations to change the lives of young deaf children through one-off, multi-year or ongoing grant funding.

We have worked in partnership with trusts and foundations of all sizes over more than three decades, with grants for specific projects or purposes, as well as support for our core work over a period of time.

We are able to offer projects with clear outputs and outcomes, and provide funders with detailed feedback both during and at the end of projects demonstrating the impact their support has made.

Where appropriate to your needs, we actively show our thanks, promoting our funders through social media, on our website, in our regular Listen! newsletter and regular e-news. We also seek national and industry press coverage where appropriate to showcase initiative and inspirational stories of support.

We base our trust and foundation partnerships on a friendly and mutually-beneficial approach leading to positive outcomes. We welcome our partners to visit our Family Centre to see for themselves the difference their support is making.

Find out more

If you are involved with an organisation that makes charitable grants, we would love to hear from you to see how we can work together to meet both of our objectives. You can either fill in the form on this page or contact us by email, phone or post.

The Ovingdean Hall Foundation

“The Ovingdean Hall Foundation has been working with The Elizabeth Foundation for over a decade. Over the last few years, we have focused on Let's Listen and Talk, the free online communication programme for deaf babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

“It has been incredible to see the development of this programme, which has now reached over 1,000 families and professionals across the country. It truly came into its own during the pandemic when it supported families isolated at home, and the programme continues to flourish today.

“Working with the team at The Elizabeth Foundation has always been a joy. We are delighted to be a supporter of The Elizabeth Foundation and we know that Let's Listen and Talk will continue to benefit deaf children during the key early years of development.”

Sarah Armstrong, CEO of The Ewing Foundation and Secretary of the Ovingdean Hall Foundation

A video made by BBC Children in Need about our work

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    Grant-funding case studies

    We have received support from trusts and foundations of all sizes over the years.
    Here are just a few examples of some recent successful partnerships.

    BBC Children in Need

    BBC Children in Need provided multi-year funding towards our specialist Speech and Language Therapy service for preschool deaf children. We worked closely with BBC Children in Need to support a range of awareness and publicity initiatives including press releases and short films about our work.

    Pam Bacon, their South and West Regional Officer commented: “Your report has captured so clearly the individualised support that you provide to each child with hearing impairments and the progress they have made according to their hearing challenges faced … The Elizabeth Foundation provides a warm, welcoming and supportive environment that is critical to assisting with the progress of each child and the consistency and frequency of sessions is vital to aide progress in key communication and social skills.”

    The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation

    “The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation have been very pleased to support The Elizabeth Foundation over many years, starting in 2004, with grants totalling over £100,000. We have visited them on a number of occasions and have been impressed by the work The Elizabeth Foundation does and by the steady improvements in its facilities.”

    Hampshire and IOW Community Foundation

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation logo

    We recently received a grant of £5,000 from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation toward the delivery of specialist education sessions for young deaf children, to enhance their communication, cognitive and learning needs and support their social inclusion.

    Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund

    The livery company the Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fund has provided multi-year funding to support our work. James Blott from the Leathersellers’ Company attended our Christmas nativity concert: “Thank you for inviting us to the nativity concert ... It was inspirational as well as emotional seeing the children and it reflected exceedingly well on the wider ‘Elizabeth Foundation family’.”

    The Mikado Trust

    The Mikado Trust is a family-run grantmaking trust that has supported our work for several years: “We were very impressed with all that is being achieved at The Elizabeth Foundation and the dedication of the staff. We were struck by how happy and enthusiastic the children appeared to be and found it an inspiring visit. We can see how the charity also provides such an important role in supporting the parents of children with hearing loss."

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