The SAS Resources Trust No 3 was established in 2011 to provide respite and welfare opportunities for serving members of the SAS Regiment and their families who require assistance in the view of the Regimental executive.
Since the late 1990's the SAS Regiment has been on a virtual continuous operational deployment cycle, seeing almost continual service in Afghanistan, Iraq and other global trouble spots. SAS soldiers undergo intense training to maintain the highest level of both physical and psychological fitness.
They sacrifice their personal lives to secure the future of Australia for our way of life. Babies are born, birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated, school assemblies and sports days are missed.
This Trust exists for the benefit of all current serving members of the Regiment. It funds respite breaks for members and their families identified as being in need of such relief as a consequence of the member’s service in the Regiment and takes into account their physical, mental and emotional welfare.
These welfare respite breaks are fundamentally designed to be preventative in nature with a view to alleviating pressures before they become the cause of serious problems.
Recently, the support provided by Trust 3 has been further extended to provide funding assistance for members of the Regiment:
who seek to participate in a rehabilitative art programme (Military Art); and
to enable them, through funds held in the separate sub-fund established for the purposes of the Wanderer’s Education Program (WEP), to undertake tertiary qualifications for professional development and incorporation back into a work environment. This will also ultimately assist them transition back into civilian life at the end of their military careers, opening wider employment opportunities and leading to greater long term security for both members of the Regiment and their families.