ETHF Membership – strengthening connections to drive greater outcomes

We value our relationships with our community of supporters who collaborate to improve access to heart health services in Timor-Leste. The strength of our connection with our passionate and committed supporters, stakeholders and volunteers has saved lives and improved the quality of health for hundreds of people living with heart disease.

To meet the increasing need to effectively support heart patients in Timor-Leste, we are expanding our membership base to broaden and deepen connections with our stakeholders.

In our tenth anniversary year we invite our dedicated supporters, stakeholders and volunteers with an ongoing association with East Timor Hearts Fund to consider becoming a member.

Your membership will drive greater impact

Our members have greater involvement with driving better outcomes of the work we do by:

  • having a greater say in the strategic direction and governance of East Timor Hearts Fund through the election of board members,
  • attending informative and engaging ETHF events, including member networking events,
  • receiving member updates throughout the year,
  • attending formal meetings of members, and
  • demonstrating your ongoing support for the vital work of ETHF.

Membership details

  • Membership is for a two-year term, following which a member may apply for renewal of their membership
  • Annual fees are:
    • Free for Timor-Leste nationals residing in Timor-Leste.
    • AU$50 for individuals resident in Australia (or equivalent of AU$50 for other countries).
    • AU$100 for organisations.
  • We are aiming for a diverse range of members and consideration will be given to ensure various stakeholder groups are represented appropriately.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for membership, an applicant must demonstrate how they meet ETHF’s membership eligibility criteria as set out below:

Applicants for individual membership, can demonstrate significant support for the Objects of ETHF by various means, including but not limited to:

  • Having made a substantial time contribution to the work of ETHF (e.g. at least 20 hours of volunteering);
  • Holding a formal volunteering role for at least 12 months;
  • Having made a substantial financial or in-kind contribution to the work of ETHF;
  • Being a regular or ongoing donor (over at least the last 3 years); or

Having demonstrated connections to heart health and healthcare in Timor-Leste (e.g. providing on-the-ground healthcare in Timor-Leste).

How to apply

  • You can apply for membership here. As part of the application form you will need to declare that you will at all times during your membership (if approved):

(1) support the Objects of ETHF as defined in the constitution;

(2) abide by the values of ETHF; and

(3) uphold the duties of a Member as set out in the ETHF Membership Regulation.

  • The first round of membership applications for 2021 will open on 26 February and close on 26 March.
  • All membership applications will be reviewed and submitted to the ETHF board for approval in April.
  • All applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application by the end of May, at which time membership fees will be payable.

For queries, please contact info@easttimorhearts.org.au.