Foundation donates $1M for veteran support services
The Pratt Foundation has donated $1 million to aid the delivery of Soldier On’s life changing veteran support services.
Soldier On is Australia’s only national, fully integrated and holistic support services provider, offering assistance to serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, contemporary veterans and their families.
Currently reaching more than one million members of the Defence community, Soldier On offers veteran support services including a range of mental health and wellbeing programs, employment and transition support, education programs, as well as activities focused on connections with family, friends, and the broader community.
The Pratt Foundation’s donation will allow Soldier On to expand on the delivery of its life-changing support services, offering a wider range of activities and programs to members of the Defence community across Australia.
Established in 1978 by the late Richard Pratt and his wife Jeanne, the Pratt Foundation supports charitable activities, working to enrich the lives of the community.
The Pratt Foundation Director, Anthony Pratt, said the Foundation is thrilled to support those who have served and sacrificed for our Nation.
“The Pratt Foundation is honoured to donate $1 million to Soldier On Australia in support of Australia’s veterans who represent the best of our country. Soldier On plays a critical role in supporting our veterans in the areas of Health, Employment, Learning and Participation,” Pratt said.
“The Pratt family has been proud to support the organisation’s work for many years through activities such as the annual Pollie Pedal bike ride,” Pratt added.
Soldier On CEO, Ivan Slavich said Soldier On is honoured to receive this generous donation from the Pratt Foundation.
“This donation will go a long way in supporting the growth of Soldier On. Thanks to the generosity of the Pratt Foundation, Solider On will be able to increase the psychological services offered to our veteran community, engage with more veteran supportive employers and educators, and host a wider range of activities across the country to strengthen connections and advance the wellbeing of our community,” Slavich said.