Jewish Care to Receive Significant Funding Boost

Jewish Care to Receive Significant Funding Boost
from Claims Conference

Media Release
15 December 2014


Following the announcement by the Claims Conference of an allocation of:
USD $10.7 million to support Holocaust survivors in Australia in 2015, Jewish Care Victoria is extremely pleased to announce that it has been allocated  USD $7.8 million to support Holocaust survivors in Victoria.

“The amount allocated for 2015 represents an increase of over 200% compared to the amount that was allocated to us in 2014,”

said Bill Appleby, CEO Jewish Care.

Jewish Care believes that there are an estimated 3,350 Holocaust survivors in Victoria, which also is home to the second largest proportion of Holocaust survivors outside of Israel. As a result, our community has been greatly shaped by survivors, their descendants and their needs. The additional funding will allow Jewish Care to expand its services to meet the growing needs of ageing Holocaust survivors in the community.

“We are incredibly delighted that the Claims Conference has acknowledged our funding application which reflects the importance of the needs of our Shoah survivors. Jewish Care has always advocated extensively for the rights of our survivors and we continue to work closely in partnership with the Claims Conference to ensure Shoah survivors continue to live their life with the dignity and respect they deserve.” said Appleby.

The Claims Conference funding aims to support Holocaust survivors living in their own home with assistance to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Services that will be delivered through this funding include home care, personal care, medical and dental assistance, socialisation, emergency aid, case management and others.

“In 2014, Jewish Care provided support to over 600 Holocaust survivors with essential services. However, there are many other survivors in the community who urgently need our help. The Claims Conference has continuously advocated with the German Government to validate the needs of Holocaust survivors and this is reflected in the successful outcome of their negotiations.

  “Furthermore, the work and advocacy carried out by Robert Goot, President Executive Council of Australian Jewry and Dr Danny Lamm, President ZFA has been pivotal in advocating for increased funding for our Shoah survivors.”

Claims Conference funding is limited to Holocaust survivors who meet a specific set of criteria as determined by the funding body and the German government.

We encourage the community to contact Jewish Care for more information and requests for assistance on (03) 8517 5999 or

Jewish care

Media contact:
Ayal Tusia, Manager Marketing & Communications

Tel. (03) 8517 5701
Mob. 0434 376 424


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