Keeping Watch is a perpetual charitable fund that provides assistance to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are in financial need.
Keeping Watch provides assistance to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are suffering hardship, normally through non-refundable grants. Some examples of the help that is available under Keeping Watch include financial assistance for:
- Essential living expenses after a family crisis such as a house fire, or unexpected death or serious illness of a loved one;
- Medical treatment or health support for situations not fully covered by Medicare or private health insurance;
- Child care costs when the usual at-home carer is not able to look after their young family during an unexpected family crisis;
- Education or retraining for Navy members, as well as scholarships for their dependants.