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***2 September 2015. AusCham announces that Water Safety Vietnam is the beneficiary of its Charity Program 2015. Click here for full details.***

At its meeting on 10 March, 2015, the Board resolved to update the criteria for selecting beneficiaries under its Charity Policy to fund sustainable (where appropriate) charitable projects that aim to alleviate poverty, raise living standards, create opportunities or provide crisis relief in affected communities.

The Board resolved that charitable projects should meet the following criteria:

  • They have an Australian connection or are a Vietnamese NGO
  • They are sustainable (focus on investment rather than expenditure)
  • They are grass roots
  • They are operated by charities with administrations that are voluntary or consume less than 15 per cent of revenue
  • They do not receive large corporate funding and their funding requirements are similar, or less, to the funding already being generated
  • Preferably, not be aligned with or represented as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs

For information purposes only, this revised policy was then presented to the Annual General Meetings of the Hanoi and HCMC Chapters on 24 March 2015.

Charities Supported by AusCham Vietnam
  • Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation has been working with disadvantaged children in Vietnam since 2002. They are a grass roots Australian NGO based in Hanoi, reaching over 1000 children throughout the country. Their goal is long term poverty alleviation through education and training. They work with s...

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  • In November 2010, devastating floods swept through Central Vietnam killing over 140 people and causing many to lose their homes. Thousands of hectares of rice fields were destroyed and whole villages were submerged by flood waters in the hardest hit provinces of Ha Tinh, Nghe An and Quang Tri. AusCh...

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  • AusCham Roaring 20’s Ball KOTO Saigon was chosen as the recipient of the charitable donation from AusCham’s annual HCMC ball in September 2010. HCMC’s charity committee was extremely impressed with KOTO’s plans to build a catering training facility here in HCMC as well as with the organisation’s ong...

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  • At least 48 people died or were missing in Vietnam’s central region and 40 others were injured in severe flooding caused by Typhoon Ketsana, the ninth tropical storm to hit the country this season. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is honored to support AusCham Vietnam with this initiative to assis...

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  • Children in Quang Nam Province will benefit from proceeds raised at AusCham’s 2009 Masquerade ball. A total of USD 11,400 has been donated to The Kianh Foundation to assist with increasing the availability of, and access to, health and education services for children with disabilities in Central Vie...

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  • We are sure you are all aware of the devastating bush fires in Australia at the moment and the many people who have lost their lives and all their personal belongings. The 2009 Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited across the Australian state of Victoria on 7 February 2009,...

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