If you are a small, tax deductible, not-for-profit agency doing a terrific job in helping those in need here in Australia or overseas, then it is really easy to apply for a small grant from Universal Charitable Fund (UCF).

What do we offer?

Grants are typically up to $2,000 AUD in value and all that is required for you to apply is to download and complete the application form (below) and  email to us.

Who do we support?

Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) is a non-profit Public Ancillary Fund (DGR2) and as such is constrained by law to distribute grants to Australian registered charitable organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient status (known as DGR1) and tax deductibility.

Briefly what this means to you:

We cannot make grants to individuals (even if you are raising money for a good cause)

Applications must be from the organisation to which the grant will be awarded

The applying organisation MUST be registered with the ACNC

We do not make donations to general funds. We do not fund printing, advocacy, start-ups, welfare or marketing

The applying organisation MUST have Deductible Gift Recipient status, commonly known as DGR1 and tax deductibility

Typically, the organisations we award grants have an income of less than $1 million

DGR status is not the same as having Income Tax Exemption. If you are in any doubt please enter your organisation’s ABN at – at the bottom of the information will be stated whether or not your organisation has DGR status

We check your ABN record, ACNC record and website

If you are in any doubt about your application, email or ring for clarification before you fill in the application

Australian applicants only – funds may be expended on overseas projects if your organisation has an Australian registered office, or already has an auspice arrangement (project account) with an Australian organisation (such as RAWCS, GDG or ACC International Relief). If in doubt please phone or email us as to whether an application might be considered by UCF

How does it work?

We are delighted you have found us and look forward to receiving your application!

Please fill this in using the sample application and Grant Guidelines to inform your own application.

Please email your application to the Executive Officer at the email address contained in the Grant Guidelines.

If you have any queries please contact us by email or ring on 0404 211 330 before doing your application.


Australian applicants only UCF grant application form

Grant Guidelines  Grant Guidelines

If you are unsure about whether your program meets the criteria, or if you are having problems completing the application, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

All information provided will be treated as confidential