Patriotic Funds

Patriotic funds represent monies raised from the public for the benefit of the veteran community from appeals relating to significant commemorative events such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day and from private and public subscription.

The Victorian Veterans Council is trustee of the following patriotic funds:

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (Victorian Branch) Scholarship Fund

This Fund supports facilitation of The Brigadier "Ted" Serong Memorial Prize, an annual prize awarded to a senior cadet from the Melbourne University Regiment who achieves the highest cumulative score for all assessments conducted at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

The Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women Scholarship Fund – Albert Coates Memorial Trust

The Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women Scholarship Fund, in association with the Albert Coates Memorial Trust provides funding for scholarships to be awarded to students who are studying courses for the training of paramedics, nurses and doctors in emergency care at Victorian universities. The scholarships are for either post graduate students or second year undergraduate students.

The Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women Scholarship Fund No 1 – Nurses Memorial Centre

The Fund established in August 2006 provides support for scholarship grants awarded on an annual basis to students that are undertaking postgraduate studies in care of the older person or Palliative Care at a recognised Victorian University. The Funds administered by the Veterans Council are appointed to the Nurses Memorial Centre as facilitator of the scholarships.

The War Widows and Widowed Mothers Association Scholarship Fund

This Fund supports scholarships awarded by the Faculty of Health at Federation University Australia (Ballarat) to students undertaking postgraduate study in the fields of palliative care, aged care and midwifery.

The Victorian Blinded Soldiers' Welfare Patriotic Fund

Established in February 2013, this fund provides welfare assistance to visually impaired veterans and their dependents and offers assistance for former Australian Defence Force members who have visual impairment due to their service in the defence of our nation.

For more information on any of the above patriotic funds, contact the Victorian Veterans Council at

Last updated on Wednesday, 30 November -0001