As part of activities promoting World Hearing Day, the World Hearing Forum (WHF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Coalition for Global Hearing Health (CGHH) invite proposals for WHF-CGHH Small Grants for World Hearing Day 2024.

World Hearing Day 2024 will be observed on March 3, 2024 with the theme “Changing Mindsets: Ear & Hearing care for All, let’s make it a reality!”. World Hearing Day 2024 will highlight the importance of changing mindsets about hearing loss within general public, civil society and healthcare professionals.

All stakeholders in the field are invited to organize events and activities to raise awareness of hearing loss and widely disseminate all WHO available tools including Global standard for safe listening entertainment venues to promote its adoption and implementation.

To support such actions, WHF, WHO, and CGHH have launched the Small Grants Program. As part of this program, partners can apply for a grant of up to $800 USD to cover expenses related to World Hearing Day activities. A maximum of 50 grants will be provided based on recommendations made by a selection panel.

  • Take place on or close to the World Hearing Day (3 March 2024)
  • Focus on the theme: “Changing Mindsets: Ear & Hearing Care for All, let’s make it a reality!”
  • Target the general population and/or policymakers to raise awareness about hearing loss
  • Use WHO awareness materials for the day (translations will be available at )
  • Have measurable outcome(s)
  • Registered your event at
  • Make an application by 3 February 2024
  • Provide details of the host organization/institution or the organizer
  • Notification of selected grantees will be made by 15 February 2024
  • Following the event, a brief report with photos must be submitted to WHO by March 15, 2024. Photos must include a signed declaration of consent from recognizable persons in the photographs
  • If reports are submitted by March 15, grantees will receive up to $800 USD by 31 March 2024. Grant payments will be delayed for those that submit reports late.

PLEASE NOTE:  The small grant application website is a separate unique site that requires a separate registration and password (not the same as this reporting/registration site).