Keeping Watch provides assistance to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are suffering financial 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.