With little to no provision of Auditory Verbal therapy currently available through the NHS or publicly funded services, Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK) is the only UK-wide charity that provides this support directly to deaf children and their families. We provide a programme of support for deaf children across the UK whose families want them to learn to listen and talk.    

As a not-for-profit organisation, we fundraise to cover the costs of providing this support to families. We ask families to make a contribution to this cost based on household income, with the remaining balance funded by donations from our generous supporters. We receive no funding from central government. 

Nearly 80% of families on our programme receive financial support through the bursary scheme.

Should you not qualify for a bursary or require further financial help, we offer support to find other financial options you can apply for.  

Some families have been able to secure partial or full funding to join the programme from other charitable trusts and organisations, for example the Moondance Foundation has supported families in Wales, and the Birkdale Trust has also supported families with grants. Other families have secured funding based on, for example, their employment, geographic location or specific circumstances of their child. 

Some families have received support with funding from their local authority through their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Click here to find out more.  

We have a dedicated team who can provide support and answer any questions you might have about the bursary scheme or other financial options. Contact us on [email protected] or call 01869 325 000.