Universal Charitable Fund

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 they fund?

Their priority is to fund smaller Australian organisations (less than $1 million income) whose application should fit into one (or more) of the following areas:

– Education
– Health
– Building self-sufficient communities (sustainable)
– Children and youth

Any programme you ask them to fund must be able to be completed within 12 months.

What do they offer?

Grants are typically up to $2,000 AUD in value.

Who do they 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:

– They 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.
– They do not make donations to general funds. They 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 they award grants have an income of less than $1 million.

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