Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund

The RANRTF is the Governing Body for Keeping Watch.
The Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) was established in 1913 with the object of providing welfare assistance to serving and ex-serving members of the RAN and their families. The RANRTF provides a range of financial products and services in the form of Home Management Services grants, Family Support Services loans, General Purpose loans and Special loans. All products and services are reviewed periodically to ensure they remain consistent with the RANRTF Vision, Mission and Values and to ensure they continue to meet the needs of Navy members.
The RANRTF is established under the Services Trust Fund Act 1947 (Cth) and does not receive funding from the Defence Budget. The only sources of income for the Fund are contributions from the RAN Central Canteen Fund, interest accrued from investments and small loan administration fees.
The Trustees of RANRTF are volunteers ADF members with nil remuneration.
For full details, terms and conditions for available RANRTF assistance, serving Navy personnel should refer to the following intranet website on the Defence Restricted Network:

Mission Statement

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.

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