EXPLORING THE OPPORTUNITIES
The Viet Nam Veterans and their Familties Trust considers how grants will benefit the lives of Viet Nam Veterans and their families, and make day-to-day life easier, particularly for those who are struggling.
The Trust may provide grants to help with these types of expenses:
- house repairs, such as repairs to the roof, plumbing or electrical wiring, or replacing fences in disrepair
- buying and/or installing home heating or insulation
- buying practical household items, such as beds
- house alterations needed for medical reasons
- debt from unexpected circumstances, such as vehicle repairs
- orthodontic or optometrist costs
- travel, such as visiting a sick relative, or getting to hospital appointments.
Some educational expenses may be funded, such as books or fees to attend a school which supports children with a disability. The Trust is unlikely to assist with tertiary education or apprenticeship fees.
If you are planning to request a Viet Nam Veterans and their Families grant you can make your request at any time, but it is important to note the dates on which the Trust will meet to make decisions.
You will find more information on how to make your request here and if you would like some support to complete your request then these contacts may be useful
MAKING A REQUEST
If you want a request form posted to you, please phone 0800 824 824 (8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm Friday) or email: email@example.com.
There is no limit to the amount that you can apply for. However, because of pressure on funds, the Trust is rarely able to provide funding to the level requested and is more likely to consider only a contribution towards a project.
Please complete the request form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or send it to:
Viet Nam Veterans and their Families Trust
The Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805
WHAT NEXT ?
To find out more about who will make a decision regarding your request - check here
The number and amount of grants approved is subject to change each year, with the Trust’s annual income being approximately $250,000 a year. The Trustees consider all applications received by the Trust and decide, based on each application’s merit, whether to make a grant and, if so, for how much.
The average amount per grant is approximately $3700, but larger and smaller grants are also made depending on the individual’s circumstances.
USING YOUR GRANT
If you have been successful in your grant request you will be recieve a grant notification letter. The grant will be paid into the bank account matching the details you provided at the time of your request. Our goal is to have this payment to you within a fortnight of your grant being approved by the committee.
If you have recieved a grant from the Viet Nam Veterans and their Families Trust you are expected to use the Trust funding received for the purpose outlined in your grant notification letter.