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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
  • SympaMeals is a private Vietnamese charity supporting poor patients, mainly in the Vietnam Cancer Hospital (K Hospital), Hanoi. Everyday SympaMeals delivers about 200 free meal coupons to poor in-patients and every week, 40-60 tins of milk powder to destitute outpatients at K Hospital. In addition, ...

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  • Trinh Foundation is an Australian NGO established by a group of speech pathologists and orthodontists whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the many Vietnamese who suffer from hearing, communication and swallowing disorders. As a result of collaboration with Australian Volunteers Intern...

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  • USD19,000 was raised for the Loreto Vietnam- Australia Program (LVAP) through silent auction and raffle ticket sales at the AusCham HCMC Arabian Nights Ball in September 2012. Funds were used to renovate a multi-sensory room at the Nguyen DinhChieu School for the Blind in District 10 and to refurbis...

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  • AusCham was pleased to help promote the 2nd Annual Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day at Montgomerie Links on 17th March 2012. The event raised much needed funding for Vietnamese swim programs which were split equally between two beneficiaries, the Danang based Swim Safe program and Hoi An based Swim Vi...

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  • AusCham was proud to support Birla Children’s Village Hanoi, an orphanage that has provided care and education for the city’s children since 1987.  The village houses children in a family environment from as early as two years old, continuing to feed them until they are 18 years old. Through its pro...

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