RSA works with those who are working to support New Zealand's service personnel and their families.
Some of those we work with include:
Force 4 Families
Force 4 Families is an NZDF-wide programme designed to support families, improve communication and build a stronger sense of community.
The word ‘family,’ is used in the broadest sense to mean those who support and are closest to currently serving NZDF personnel. This can include husbands, wives, partners, children and other whanau members. F4F has online information on handling postings, family and whanau support, financial information, and more – as well as contact details for people to talk to.
Force for Families: www.force4families.mil.nz
No Duff is a volunteer Veterans' NGO committed to providing immediate welfare assistance to past and present members of the NZDF, particularly veterans, in order to ensure that all aspects of health of all personnel is maintained at the highest possible level.
The basic concept of operations for this organisation is to provide first response, "boots on the ground" support where and when required to current and former service personnel, particularly veterans, in critical need.
No Duff: www.noduff.org/
Vietnam Veterans and their Families Trust
The Vietnam Veterans and their Families Trust provides grants to Vietnam Veterans and their families to assist with relief from poverty or hardship. Grants are additional to any existing entitlements to which Vietnam Veterans may be entitled. The Trust aims to make day-to-day life easier for Vietnam veterans and their families who are struggling.
For more information on available assistance, click here.
The New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust
The New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust funds projects helping those with physical or mental injuries as a result of their deployed service, and their dependents. The Trust’s contribution will be tailored to meet the unique needs of the individuals and dependents. The charity focuses on helping casualties - those killed or injured - during New Zealand’s overseas deployments since 1999 and their immediate family members.
For more information, click here.