Drought, bushfires, floods, a mouse plague and COVID-19 have all had an enormous impact on local foundations’ abilities to fundraise in the last few years. To support our communities, CEF has engaged generous donors to match local funds, thereby doubling the impact of community fundraising.

From 1 September to 31 October 2021, CEF’s target is to match $200,000 nationally. Each dollar donated to one of our local foundations will be matched and donated back to the community to a capped amount.


The CEF Matched Giving Campaign is a fundraising initiative developed and operated by Country Education Foundation of Australia Pty Ltd ACN 103 889 452 (“CEF”).


The CEF Matched Giving Campaign 2021, also referred to as the Matched Giving Campaign, runs from 1st September 2021 00:01AM AEST to 31st October 2021 11:59PM AEST, or until funds run out.


Donations will be applied and processed in AUD.

Donations will be matched at the end of the campaign period.

Only donations to local foundations will be matched.

Donations will be matched to a capped amount per foundation based on the total funds available to ensure fairness.

CEF reserves the right to make final decisions on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds.

CEF will monitor and review all donations made through this matching offer. We hope to match as many donations as possible, but to ensure transparency and fairness, CEF maintains the right to make a final decision on all matters concerning the allocation of matching funds.


Donations can be made via;

  • * credit card on the CEF website cef.org.au/donations
  • * direct debit
    • – Country Education Foundation of Australia
    • – BSB: 062 629 Acct: 1009 0818
    • – Reference: name & local foundation
  • * direct to the local foundation

Please note that all donations are final. CEF cannot change the time, date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.


Foundations are required to remit any donations acquired locally or directly into their bank account to the CEF bank account by 31 October 2021.

CEF will process and remit all donations and matched funds within seven working days.


Tax Deductibility: CEF is a registered charity in Australia with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR1) status. Donations over $2 made by eligible donors in Australia can be claimed as tax deductible contributions on Australian tax returns.

Only donations made through the CEF National website or bank account are eligible for a tax receipt.

Fulfilment Fee: CEF retains 10% of donations to cover administration costs however your full donated amount will be matched.