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  • Almost 60% of rural and regional students need to relocate to study after school
  • Less than 1/3 of Australians in country areas have a university degree or VET qualification
  • Aspiration is 30% lower for rural and regional students
  • In 2017, almost 19% of regional students studying at university went without food

Become a “CEF Education Ally” and make your important donation to CEF a regular one


  • By donating to CEF on a regular basis, you are contributing to our grassroots movement
  • Your support will directly assist rural and regional students overcome challenges faced when taking on education after school
  • With your regular donation we can continue to advocate for change, and close the participation gap
  • By donating monthly you help CEF to grow, ensuring even more country students get the support they need to aim high
  • Families of talented young students will know you are helping to ease their financial burden
  • You will be facilitating change, creating vibrant and thriving rural and regional communities


it can pay for one student to


per month

buy essentials like stationery – all students need pens and a quality highlighter!


per month

get to classes and home to see family. Whether it’s the bus or running a car, the costs add up.


per month

buy textbooks. Despite the digital age, these are essential to success but expensive.


per month

pay their bills. Phone, electricity internet and even gas are all necessary costs for a new adult.


per month

fuel their brain to power through study sessions and exams. Good nutrition is vital for great results!


per month

have a roof over their head and a bed to sleep in. This is by far the biggest cost for a country student.


A small gift to say thank you and show you are an ALLY!
Updates on how your contribution is closing the education gap
Invitations to exclusive CEF events and networking opportunities
Stories from the young Australians you have helped

For more information on the “CEF Education Allies” email [email protected] or call (02) 6362 3162

Rural and regional students are some of the best and brightest in Australia – lets fight the war against education inequality together!