The network of CEFs across Australia
The CEF has a network of over 40 local Country Education Foundations (CEFs) across Australia, all assisting their school-leavers to access further education and training – and investing in the future of their rural and regional communities.
Young Australians living in rural and regional areas are as bright and ambitious as those living in Australia’s major metropolitan centres.
The disadvantage of distance
However, the reality is that to shape a career or undertake further education, these young Australians must often leave home, travel and live in or closer to metropolitan centres. For many of them the financial, emotional and social obstacles are just too great and they are unable to leave home to take up further education or jobs.
This is why the local CEFs exist – to support their local youth by providing ‘non-cash’ grants for study or work-related expenses.
These CEFs are located in rural and regional towns across NSW, Qld, SA and NT.