Bravery Trust supports veterans and their families to enjoy fulfilling lives during and after their service.
How We’ve Changed Lives
Bravery Trust is a unique nationally operated registered military charity that changes lives by ensuring current and former members of the Australian Defence Force, and their families, do not suffer because of their service.
We provide urgent financial support and financial counselling to those who have suffered injury or illness as a result of their service.
Since 2012, Bravery Trust have supported more than 4,800 Australian veterans and their families with over $5.5 million in financial support.
How Donations Help Veterans
From medical fees to food vouchers and tuition, Bravery Trust makes sure every donated dollar works hard for our injured veterans and their families.
It's Brave to Share
These are guys that you depend on, in some circumstances, with your life – literally. You become very close. The bond and the brotherhood between soldiers is very strong.
How Donations Help Veterans
From medical fees to food vouchers and tuition, Bravery Trust makes sure every donated dollar works hard for our injured veterans. Post-service, veterans may suffer from a variety of injuries both mental and physical that impact upon their quality of life.
Bravery Trust utilises contributions to support injured veterans who find themselves in a stressed financial position. Financial disadvantage resulting from injuries sustained during service impacts upon both the veteran and their family, which can lead to financial hardship.
This disadvantage – borne of service – is simply not fair. It’s our time to serve those who have been brave on our behalf. Your contributions help Bravery Trust:
- Provide fuel and food vouchers to those at risk of going without.
- Prevent homelessness and avoid veteran and families eviction from accommodation.
- Pay for essential services at risk of disconnection, such as electricity and gas.
- Service cars to keep families connected to themselves and their communities.
- Subsidise educational costs such as school fees, books, school camps and uniforms.
- Pay for critical medical treatments that impact upon the veteran and their family.
- Offer pathways to complimentary support services such as financial counsellors.
Bravery Trust provides injured veterans with the support they need, so they can move beyond distressing circumstances towards a place where our assistance is no longer required.
We’re proud to offer dignified, respectful and expert support to injured veterans experiencing financial hardship – changing the trajectory of their lives forever. As beneficiary Travis shared; “Thank you so much for all your help. You’ve kept me off the streets. I have a house for my children because of the Bravery Trust.”
With offices in both Melbourne and Sydney, Bravery Trust has provided urgent financial support to over 798 families in in the past year (2018-19), which equates to 1,542 bills paid at a value of $1,252,151. Our highly trained staff work to understand each veteran’s unique position, before designing a plan of action that consists of immediate financial support and an ongoing pathway to positive change and independence.
Bravery Trust works in collaboration with other key veteran-support organisations, seeking to minimise duplication of services and focusing on the mission of providing urgent financial support. We’re proud of the meaningful impact we’ve had upon beneficiaries and their families over the past eight years and look forward to continuing to fulfil our purpose; honouring and supporting those who have made the choice to be brave on Australia’s behalf.