Trust 2 was established in 2010 to broaden coverage to include financial support for all former members of the Regiment and their families who do not qualify for assistance under the terms of Trust 1.
Financial assistance under Trust 2 is intended to provide relief from financial hardship where a former SAS member has experienced a service-related illness or injury. Usually, support under Trust 2 is not ongoing but involves a one-off payment for discrete purposes.
A recent trend for support under Trust 2 is for members experiencing difficulties arising as a result of mental health issues related to their service.
Enquiries are welcomed and all applications for assistance are treated on a case by case basis, without precedence and strictly in confidence.
A former SAS Officer who spent time at the Regiment and also many years in the Headquarters in Canberra suffered a stroke which in turn meant he was experiencing financial, personal and health difficulties that necessitated a move interstate.
The Fund provided discrete financial assistance.
The former member is continuing to do very well, has continued to establish social contacts and is thriving in his new home. He is a different bloke from this time last year. His financial and personal straits at the time had left him stressed and unable to get a grip on his affairs. He may be a bit more mild mannered and hesitant in speech than he was before the stroke, but the underlying determination and strength that got him through Selection and his Army career are very much still there.
He is now quite determinedly independent, albeit very grateful for all the assistance he has received.