Kids Arthritis Australia

Juvenile Arthritis Support Group
1 in 1000 Children in Australia live with Arthritis and Kids Arthritis Australia is Australia’s first and leading organisation solely dedicated to supporting them.

Founder and CEO Sarah Hammond has lived with Juvenile Arthritis since birth and by the age of 19 was half blind with UVitis (Arthritis of the eye), and also had Medication induced Lupus. In October 2015 she officially registered Kids Arthritis Australia to advocate for change and support.

Mission for African Mothers (MAM)

Rural Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Campaign (Uganda)
In October 2014, UCF awarded a small grant of $2,000 AUD to Mission for African Mothers (MAM) to run this project in Olio sub-county. You can read about that first grant here.

The aim of this project is to use a youth-to-youth based approach as a means of creating awareness among the rural youth on sexual and reproductive services, information and rights.

Nabilala Community Development Programme (Uganda)

Hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre
Nabilala Community Development Programme is a grass roots organisation which constructed Nabilala Children Health Centre to offer medical services to the poor rural children of Nabilala and the neighbouring villages. They applied to UCF for a grant to purchase 10 hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre.

Mahboba’s Promise (Afghanistan)

Hope Begins With Water
Water is a scarce resource in Afghanistan. Often there isn’t any plumbing system to ensure a reliable supply of water. Every house and every building has to find their own water source, often this entails digging a well, often it entails children walking long distances and then carrying the heavy loads back home.

The Humour Foundation

Clown Doctors – Adelaide
The South Australian Clown Doctors programme treats sick children in hospital with a special kind of medicine; doses of fun, smiles and laughter.

This is the third year that UCF has been proud to support the Clown Doctors’ programme in Adelaide to help create and spread smiles where they are needed most, and to make laughter the best medicine.

Childhood Cancer Association Inc

Family Support Pack items
Each year in South Australia an average of 60 children are newly diagnosed with cancer. The majority of families who have a child diagnosed with cancer, are referred immediately to the Childhood Cancer Association by the social workers at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

The Childhood Cancer Association counsellors meet with the family to explain the support and services available to them and at this time, each family is also given a Family Support Pack.

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda

Girl Empowerment Project
This project, which will be implemented in Ngora District in Kobuin Sub-county Eastern Uganda, has a life span of 5 months.

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda (IYAU) is a grassroots community based integrated empowerment programme aimed at offering livelihoods, capacity building for women, gender issues,

​Pangea Educational Development

School sanitation facilities (Uganda)
Pangea Educational Development (PED) is a Chicago based 501(c)3 non­profit organization formed in 2011 which is committed to empowering schools and unifying communities through the development of sustainable projects at school sites in Uganda.

HeartKids SA/NT

Teen-Family Camp leadership activities
HeartKids of South Australia Inc (HKSA) provide support, information and resources to children and young people who have Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) and their families.

HKSA is concerned with congenital heart disorders and acquired heart disorders (those which develop through other illnesses). It is one of the most common birth abnormalities affecting 1 in 100 children with over 2,000 Australian children born with CHD every year.