Our Philanthropy

Universal Charitable Fund (UCF)

The Universal Charitable Fund was founded by Star Pharmacy Group’s directors Stan & Peter along with two other local businessmen as a simple and cost-effective way to provide practical support and encouragement to local charities doing a terrific job helping people in need both in South Australia and overseas.

The focus is awarding grants to those small charities where “local heroes” do a great job and where small grants have a strong multiplier effect thanks to the input of volunteers. Typically, the grants currently range between $500 and $2,000. The recipients must be registered charities with tax deductible status and our key interest areas are education, health, building sustainable self-sufficient communities, and child protection.

Other Star Pharmacy charitable donations

Jodi Lee foundation

In 2022, the Star Pharmacy Group embarked on a partnership with the Jodi Lee Foundation. Committing $30,000 of funding to be awarded as grants across Star Discount Chemist stores and community events. The aim of these events? To increase Bowel Cancer Awareness and help promote prevention and early detection.

Share The Dignity

Share the Dignity works to make a real, on the ground difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or doing it tough. We distribute period products to those in need and work to end period poverty here in Australia. When someone is doing it tough, the last thing on their mind should be dealing with their period.

We assist those in need through collecting thousands of period products each year through our collection drives and campaigns and distribute them directly to charities across Australia.

Star Pharmacy has been a consistent supporter of Share the Dignity, collecting donations twice a year to help support women.