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 $3,000 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 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.

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, WRA or ACC International Relief). If in doubt please email us as to whether an application might be considered by UCF

UCF is not currently receiving applications.  The next grant round will open in September 2024.   


Please download and complete the Application Form 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.



Grant application forms and guidelines will be available for download when the new grant round opens in September 2024.