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Universal Charitable Fund (UCF)

Encouraging "local heroes" with small grants

Our grants
Our focus is awarding grants to those small charities where "local heroes" do a great job and where small grants have a strong multiplier effect thanks to the input of volunteers.

The Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) was founded by local business people in South Australia as a simple and cost effective way to provide practical support and encouragement to local charities doing a terrific job in helping people in need both in Australia and overseas.

Typically the grants currently range between $500 and $2,000. The recipients must be registered with the ACNC and have tax deductible status (ITEC) and DGR1.

Our key interest areas are

  • education,
  • health,
  • communities, and
  • youth & children

Help us to help them!

It's easy!
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Why donate to UCF?
Why not donate direct to a charity? Very often your donation goes into a large bucket of general funds to help a well-known, specific cause. The majority of those are high profile large organisations which are supported by Foundation and Government grants as well as generous individuals such as yourself – all very valuable and needed.

However – the small non-profits generally miss out.

The small charities we fund:
- typically do not have large grant support;
- seldom have more than one, or any, paid staff

Yet they are often providing much needed services and have projects which their small budgets simply don’t stretch to cover.

When the project UCF funded is complete, we require a grant acquittal which often comes with a photo or two showing the happy result – we add these to the original post as they are received, so you can always go back to check on something you are particularly interested in.

Consider it – no overheads, no administration fees – just getting it done!

You can, of course, donate any amount you wish – large or small, we’re grateful for it all!

Directors' guarantee
UCF is committed to a simple, direct and cost effective way of operating so that funds go to where they are needed most and not consumed by administration costs. To that end, the directors of the UCF meet all administrative and other costs associated with the operation of the fund so that 100% of your donation will go direct to the charities being supported.

That's right - every cent of your donation goes to support the charities!

Thank you for your support.

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Contact Details

2/108 Rundle Street


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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