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Now more than ever, the rural and regional young people of our communities need your help.

The local foundation Matched Giving Campaign is back!
Thanks to a longstanding national private philanthropic Foundation partner, all donations made to CEF local foundations during September and October will be matched dollar for dollar up to a capped amount.

With Finance company Finder reporting that 70% of Generation Z respondents to its survey stated they were under financial stress, in its latest cost of living report in March, the need to support regional students with their educational expenses has never been more important.

Donate to a CEF local foundation from 1st September to 31st October and thanks to generous anonymous donors, CEF National Office will match it dollar for dollar!

The 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 2023, also referred to as the Matched Giving Campaign, runs from 1st September 2023 00:01AM AEST to 31st October 2023 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 of up to $5,000 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 2023.

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.