Viet Nam Veterans And Their Families Trust
The trust may be able to assist with:
• Debt arising from unexpected circumstances
• House alterations needed for medical reasons
• House repairs (e.g. roofing, plumbing or electricity repairs, replacing a rotten fence, etc)
• Purchase and/or installation of home heating
• Purchase of practical items such as a bed
• Orthodontic work or optometrist expenses
• Travel, such as to visit a sick relative or get hospital care
• Some educational expenses such as school books, or fees to attend a school that supports children with a disability (Note: The Trust is unlikely to be able to help with tertiary education or apprenticeship fees).
The trust normally cannot assist with:
• Medical treatments provided by the public health system or alternative therapies
• Investment in business ventures
• Major capital items, or similar, such as the purchase of a house, land or buildings
• Ongoing costs such as rent (living expenses)
• Compensation for the long-standing grievances of the veterans’ community”
1. Charitable Grants
The trust was established in 2007 for the relief of poverty and hardship of NZ Viet Nam veterans and their families and other matters beneficial to the community of veterans and their families.
Priority is given where there is an immediate or obvious need or hardship.
Applications may be made by veterans and their families living in or outside New Zealand whether or not they have received assistance or made an application previously.