Start a community foundation

Are you interested in establishing a foundation to support the students in your community?

We have 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, but we always need more.

Applications are accepted for consideration twice a year by the CEF. We will be assessing applications in June and November and the application closing dates are as follows:

  • June consideration – applications close 25 May
  • November consideration – applications close 25 October

Before you complete this Expression of Interest (EOI) form please call us at the CEF on 1300 652 144 to discuss your application.
It’s not a complicated process but we do like to have a chat about what is involved before you take the trouble to research and prepare the information required in the EOI.

EOI Community Foundations

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GET involved with CEF

We encourage like-minded individuals and businesses to get in touch with a foundation in their area to find out how you can get involved in making a difference to the future of rural and regional Australia. CEF provides interested communities with a structure, framework, resources and ongoing financial and other assistance, supporting their efforts to raise funds for grants to school leavers and job seekers in their local communities.