Find answers to some of the most common questions about the Army Amenities Fund. If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us.
Do I need to provide quotes?
Yes, in most circumstances 3 quotes are required with your grant application. There are some instances where 1 quote is sufficient. Refer to the grants criteria for further guidance on the need to submit quotes.
Can I apply for a grant to purchase items to be on-sold?
No, any items purchased by a grant cannot be on-sold. Applying for a loan may be an option. Please send the AAF Coy an email, via the contact us button, to discuss your request prior to submitting an application.
If funding for sporting apparel is approved can members of the team keep the jersey?
No, sporting equipment and playing strips remain the property of the requesting unit/organisation and should not be gifted to individual players.
Is there a limit to the amount of money that can be requested?
No, however the committee will consider the financial situation of the requesting organisation (eg: RTF or Mess) and if any previous grants have been approved.
Can I apply for funding to purchase, supply or off set the cost of alcohol for an event?
No, the AAF Coy does not provide funding to purchase or off-set the cost of alcohol.
What does the Messes Trust Fund (MTF) provide?
The AAF Company is also a Trustee of the Messes Trust Fund. The AAF Company will provide limited financial assistance to messes for dinners and functions held in the Mess or special Mess projects. Please see the Mess Projects or Function Grant page for more information.
What is the difference between the Army Regimental Trust Fund (ARTF) and the Army Amenities Fund (AAF)?
The Army Relief Trust Fund (ARTF) was established in 1947 to provide benefits for soldiers who are serving or who have served in the Australian Army, and their dependants. This is an interest-free loan that is generally for Army members who are experiencing financial hardship. You can apply for an ARTF loan via Webform AF070. The AAF is unrelated to the ARTF. The purpose of the AAF is to provide amenities and related services to Australian Army members and their families, through affordable holiday accommodation and financial support (grants and loans) to units or associations that is not normally provided at departmental level.
Does the AAF provide loans to units?
The AAF can provide an interest free loan to a unit for such things as a venue hire deposit. Loans are provided to organisations, and not individuals; note, loans for individuals is via the Army Relief Trust Fund (ARTF). For any organisational loan queries, please make contact with the AAF via the ‘Get in Touch’ button to discuss your particular circumstances.