ABN 53 881 349 879
The AUSPOL - Police Welfare Foundation
The AUSPOL - Police Welfare Foundation was established in 1999 in a strategic alliance with the Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) under the auspices of the Australian Law and Justice Association Limited (ALAJA). ALAJA, acting as Trustee of the AUSPOL - Police Welfare Foundation, is a not for profit public company limited by guarantee. The AFPA assisted the AUSPOL - Police Welfare Foundation with its startup and provides ongoing administrative and strategic support. This assistance is gratefully acknowledged.
ALAJA services employees in law enforcement, justice systems and national security services. ALAJA established AUSPOL - Police Welfare Foundation as a public fund to pursue benevolent purposes in connection with the law enforcement community and the public generally.
ALAJA is trustee for three trusts, one of which is the ALAJA Welfare Foundation, trading as AUSPOL Police Welfare Foundation. The AUSPOL Police Welfare Foundation is a public fund that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 53 881 349 879).
Relationship with the Police Dependants' Trust
AUSPOL Police Welfare Foundation has benefited from the mentorship of the UK Police Dependants' Trust (PDT). Set up in 1966 following the murder of three police officers in Shepherd's Bush by armed criminals, the PDT is the largest police charity in the UK, with assets of £20 million and annual grant payments of around £1 million. HM Queen Elizabeth II is Patron of the PDT.
While there are differences in governance and legislative requirements between the two jurisdictions, where practicable AUSPOL - Police Welfare Foundation has been modeled on the PDT. The AUSPOL - Police Welfare Foundation is grateful for the generous assistance of the PDT, particularly its Chairman, Norrie Flowers and Chief Executive, David French.