Self Help Scheme

Turn interest into action.

Uniting Financial Services has created a clever investment that allows congregation members to financially contribute to your Uniting Church Organisation. It’s called Self Help and it’s made up of two parts.

  • Self Help Scheme, which is established by your Organisation
  • Self Help Investment, which is opened by supporters and linked to your Self Help Scheme.
How does it work?

With the help of UFS, your organisation establishes a Self Help Scheme by opening a Self Help Settlement Facility. Members and friends (called Self Help Investors) then support your organisation by opening a Self Help Investment and linking it to your Self Help Scheme.

Your Scheme is funded by Self Help Investors forgoing the interest they earn on their Investment; instead directing it to your Scheme on a quarterly basis. This income can then be used by your Organisation to fund appropriate mission purposes.

A lending hand

Your Uniting Church Organisation can apply for a Self Help Loan and use your Self Help Scheme income to repay the loan. Self Help Loans are currently offered at 1.25% less than The Uniting Church Loan (Variable Interest Rate), making them a cost-effective financing solution for your Organisation.

Features and benefits
  • Your Self Help Scheme is funded by members and their friends
  • Self Help Scheme income can be used for a range of mission purposes
  • You can apply for a Self Help Loan up to the equivalent amount held in supporter funds
  • Your Self Help Scheme can be used to repay your Self Help Loan
Are you a Self Help Scheme organiser?

Click here for information and resources to help you grow your Self Help Scheme

To apply


Please read and understand the items below and complete the application form:

1. Product Disclosure Statement
2. Product Information Brochure
3. Financial Services Guide



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