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CEF relies on donations and the generosity of individuals and like-minded corporations. We do not receive any government funding and can proudly claim that we are run by a committed group of family, friends and community.


There are a number of ways that you can help CEF.

Individual ways to help

Your generosity could make all the difference to a young person living in rural and regional area seeking further education. Leaving a gift in your will is greatly appreciated, and it will make a significant contribution to helping us change the lives of many across Australia.

For more information, click here.


By giving regularly, you are helping CEF to remain a stable influence in the lives of country students. We rely on your generosity to give country youth the education and training opportunities they deserve.

For more information on how to become a ‘CEF Education Ally’ click here.

Leave a legacy by providing a scholarship. CEF Extra, our national scholarship program is a great way to ensure your money is going directly to rural and regional students, providing tangible results.

Find out more here

Give a gift

By donating to CEF you are helping country kids who are isolated from the same level of opportunities as city students. Your gift will go toward text books, accommodation costs, travel costs and other costs associated with living out of home.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible, CEF will provide you with a receipt of your donation.


and more is a tax deduction

Donate $2 or more

and you can claim it as a tax deduction.

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supports student mentoring

Donate $25

and you are helping to support the CEF Student Mentor Programs

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gives apprentices trade tools

Donate $50

and more young apprentices will be given access to trade tools

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provides laptops & textbooks

Donate $100

and you will help students gain access to textbooks and laptops.

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Did you know you can  set CEF as your favourite charity in your Paypal account?

By doing this, each time you make a payment using Paypal, you will be asked if you would like to make a $1 donation to your favourite charity, which is CEF of course!

While this may not sound like a lot, it will definitely add up over time for us, and is a great way for you to show your support without breaking the bank.

The best part about using Paypal to donate? 100% of your donation will be directed to CEF, there are no fees involved.

You can find more information here, or check out this great short video from Paypal.

Corporate and Philanthropic Support

Workplace giving

Set and forget – a great way to feel part of something bigger

Workplace giving is a way for your business and staff to donate to your favourite charity, like CEF, on a regular basis.

For individuals, there is immediate pre-tax benefits, and for companies, it increases workplace satisfaction and employee retention.

Find out about workplace giving

Sales & Gift Cards

Support CEF through your everyday sales or with gift cards.

Would you like to support CEF but are unsure of how you can do this without making an upfront donation or contribution? A great way to do this is to commit either a dollar amount or percentage of each sale to CEF. Alternatively, gift cards are another great way you can help us support country students

Sales donations & Gift cards

Pro bono and Discounts

Do you provide services or have expertise that is valuable?

Pro bono offerings are services or expertise that your company or staff can offer to CEF at no cost. This is a fantastic way to show your support for a cause you believe in, and to increase goodwill for your business.  We also know that offering services for free can be a big ask, so another option is to offer a discount.

Find out about pro-bono support

Hold a fundraiser

No matter how big or small, your efforts in spreading the word of how CEF’s work is valued and important to us.

If you would like to hold a fundraiser on behalf of CEF please let us know. We will be able to provide you with brochures, pamphlets and newsletters for your guests.

If you would like to direct the fundraised money toward a particular local foundation, we will honour your request and pass the raised funds on to them. You just have to let us know.

Find out about fundraising

Major gifts & philanthropy

To give a major philanthropic donation please contact us.

We will be able to help you decide and direct how and where you would like your hard-earned money spent.

Questions we may ask you include:
  • Would you like a scholarship named in your honour?
  • Or would you like your money to go into a particular education or training area?
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Volunteer your time

Your time is a valuable resource, and it is appreciated. 

Volunteers do a range of things like interviewing grant applicants, helping with fundraising events and appeal campaigns.

You can be any age to volunteer with us and it’s a great way to insure your town’s future generations have a great future. How much time you give to volunteer is up to you.

To give your time click here to find your closest local foundation.

Find out about volunteering

You can make a difference