UCF Small Grants Make a BIG Difference

When you donate we will make sure your contribution reaches those who need it. 

Donate to UCF small grants A donation to Universal Charitable Funds helps us help those in need; we provide ‘small grants’ to  charities and community projects that often don’t receive government funding and while it may be a small grant it can often be the difference between whether a community initiative goes ahead or not.


Who We Are?

Universal Charitable Funds was established in 2010 when a group of successful Adelaide business people decided they wanted to “pay it forward”

Their vision was to create an organisation which provides grants to charities, both in Australia and overseas, who make a difference ensuring people in need access the services and resources they need.

Ten years later Universal Charitable Funds has grown and made a difference to many local communities providing grants to support community projects that support the poor and disadvantaged.

What is our goal?

It is our goal to be providing 100 grants per year to local Australian charities who help people in need in Australia and overseas.

We want our contribution inspire others to join us in making a difference in supporting people in need and building a better future for all. This is our belief.  This is our commitment. This is why we exist.

At UCF we’re different – our grant application can be completed in just an hour or two and applications are assessed quarterly.

Why donate to UCF?

Your donation will make a difference to the lives of others in our community, and when you donate to Universal Charitable Fund you can be confident that 100% of your donation goes to the help those in need rather than covering costs of the charity.  To ensure you know exactly how your donation helped we will send you a quarterly newsletter sharing with you the impact made within our communities.

The UCF approach is on “keeping it simple” and any amount, large or small, will help us make a difference.

Who do we support?

Donations made to the Universal Charitable Funds go to a range of worthy causes to help a diverse mix of people in need

50 new school desks in Uganda


John Fawcett Foundation eye clinic in Bali
A dog getting its teeth examined at the PAWS & PALS pop up vet clinic.