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Karpaty Foundation

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“Formed for community benefit as a result of the Karpaty Ukrainian Credit Union and SCU merger in January 2010”.  

Karpaty Foundation at SCU

The Karpaty Foundation provides grants to individuals and organisations and individual scholarships for the purpose of building a fair, just, creative and caring society - particularly in relation to the Ukrainian community in Australia and in Ukraine by:

  • Enriching individual and civic life
  • Improving the lives of people impoverished from social or cultural disadvantage
  • Strengthening democratic values and participation
  • Promoting creativity, innovation, tolerance, and the fulfilment of potential for the betterment and improvement of community values in society, with a focus on:
    • Education & Scholarship
    • Arts & Humanity
    • Welfare & Wellbeing
    • Sustainability and Environment
    • Heritage & Society
    • Special Projects (such as Leadership in Society) as may be determined from time to time.

Grant or Scholarship Application

Requests for a Grant or Scholarship must be made on the designated Grant Application Form or Scholarship Application Form and accompanied by a letter. Please ensure you read the grant application guidelines or scholarship application guidelines before submitting your application.

Grant and Scholarship applications may be submitted via mail or email and should be addressed to:

Mail: The Secretary of The Karpaty Foundation
PO Box 444
Blacktown NSW 2148


Please note: the grant and scholarship application forms provide all the information applicants require to complete the form.

Contact Us

Online Use our online enquiry form
Email us
Fax us (02) 9678 2185
Write to us PO Box 444, Blacktown NSW 2148

Foundation Information


In keeping within its charter, the Foundation is pleased to continue with its commitment and support for the Ukrainian community and, in this regard has approved a grant to its maximum value under its charter for the purpose of hosting the 2014 Hopak in the Park Festival to be held in Melbourne in April this year under the auspice of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO). (wherein the Foundation became the major sponsor/supporter); 

This makes the Foundation a major supporter of this national community building event. It also goes a long way toward supporting the strengthening of the Ukrainian community in Australia. Further grants have been allocated as follows:

  • St Andrew’s Ukrainian School – to assist with a student educational tour to Ukraine;
  • Veselka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble – to assist with attendance of a student at the (Virsky) International Summer School of Ukrainian Dance in Kyiv;
  • Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in Australia & New Zealand – to refurbish the Holodomor Monument in Canberra
  • AFUO – to support the national commemoration of the Holodomor held in Federation Square in Melbourne;
  • National Executive of the Ukrainian Youth Association of Australia – to support the Education Program at its’ national camp "Remember Your Heritage".