Ways to help

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 …

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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Regular giving

By giving regularly you are helping CEF to remain a stable influence in country kids’ lives. We rely on your generosity, along with education and corporate partnerships, to give country youth the education and training opportunities they deserve.

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.

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?

Volunteer your time

Your time is a valuable resource, and is appreciated. To give your time click here to find your closest local foundation.

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.