Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations can make an enormous difference to the lives of people who are in need of care. Your help, vision and generosity keeps our nurses on the road, delivering healthcare with kindness and respect and we are incredibly grateful for your support.

There are many ways your Trust or Foundation can help RDNS, including:

  • Supporting a specific research project
  • Providing suburban RDNS centres with essential training equipment
  • Supporting the RDNS Homeless Persons Program
  • Supporting our client care programs that range from providing material aid to the needy through to culturally and linguistically diverse health education programs.

If you would like further information please call our Fundraising Office on (03) 9536 5222 or email us at

Case Study: The Alfred E G Lavey Trust, Equity Trustees, help improve the lives of the homeless.

Now in its eigth year, the partnership between the Alfred E G Lavey Trust and the RDNS Homeless Persons Program has been exceptionally successful in providing nutritional support to homeless people who are often hungry or malnourished.

This support provides very real benefits to homeless people through the provision of meals, nutritional supplements and/or food vouchers which, in conjunction with the healthcare provided by our nurses, is instrumental in helping people on the road to recovery.

"As Trustee of the Alfred E G LaveyTrust, Equity Trustees is proud to be a long-standing supporter of RDNS' vital and successful Nutritional Support Program for homeless people. So important is the association that it is a requirement for all philanthropy services staff at Equity Trustees to accompany an RDNS nurse for a day to witness the valuable work of the program in addressing malnutrition in such a vulnerable group."