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CEF Coolah

Country Education Foundation of Coolah was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post-high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of rural students pursuing higher education is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts, and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive.

CEF Coolah fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations from residents and businesses in order to provide financial grants to local students to support their educational journey. These grants are sourced directly from sponsorship and fundraising – not government funding – assisting these students with costs associated in achieving university and trade qualifications, and working to help them achieve these educational aspirations.

OPEN: 1st July 2023
CLOSE: 30th November 2023

IN 2022 CEF

Students Supported
In Financial Support




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Did you know in 2023, only 1 in 5 CEF students reported receiving financial support from their families and 2 in 5 reported the benefit of Government support? That is why we need YOU to help us give our students a kickstart this year!

Rural and regional students' hike to higher education and training is harder than most and with the rise of the cost of living, they need our support now more than ever. 

Lace up with your mates on Friday 15th March by hosting your very own β€˜Boot Bash’ event.

πŸ‘‰ Wear your favourite boots and spread awareness of CEF.
πŸ‘‰ Host a β€˜Boot Bash’ fundraising event, such as a morning tea and encourage donations.
πŸ‘‰ Get your university and workplace involved by encouraging them to host a ’Boot Bash’ event.
πŸ‘‰ Pop a Boot Bash poster up in your community and raise awareness of CEF.

Register your Boot Bash event today to receive your β€˜Kickstartβ€˜ pack from us in the coming weeks! πŸ‘‡
See 'Boot Bash' in our link in bio.

#CEFBootBash #kickinitforeducationequality #CEF #countryeducation #regionalaustralia #makeitpossible

Our local foundation, Great Lakes Education Fund (GLEF), has been selected as one of just three community organisations fighting for a share of $3000 under @greaterbank 's Greater Mid North Coast Community Funding Program!

They need your vote, with the organisation with the most votes walking away with a handy $2000! πŸ’Έ

Runner-up organisations will still take home $500.

You can vote once per day all the way until 5pm Wednesday 28th February 2024! Vote GLEF here right now! πŸ‘‡

#countryeducationfoundation #cef #regionalaustralia #greatlakes #forster #tuncurry #votenow
A MASSIVE congratulations to our local foundation, Country Education Foundation of Edward River Region, for taking out Edward River Council's 2024 Community Group of the Year award! πŸ‘πŸ†

They have supported a significant number of students over the last 12 months with their local grants program and have made a wonderful difference as these young people pursue post-school employment and education. πŸ’Έ

This is a thoroughly deserved award and we've loved seeing your amazing work over the years! πŸ’ͺ

πŸ“· CEF Edward River Region Chair, Mardi Chartres, accepting the award at Edward River Council's Australia Day awards last Friday.

#countryeducationfoundation #cefedwardriver #regionalaustralia #makeitpossible #kickinitforeducationequality
Congratulations to our superstar Board member Katie Walker on being awarded an OAM today as part of Australia Day honours.

Katie is a founding Director of our national foundation and has served since it incorporated in 2003.

She is a founding committee member of our local foundation in Yass, @cef_yassvalley, and has volunteered for it since 1998!

Your dedication to helping local youth both in Yass and Australia-wide is truly incredible and inspiring, and there is noone more deserving of this recognition.

Thank you and congratulations Katie!

#countryeducationfoundation #cef #regionalaustralia #Yass #australiaday
Congratulations to Country Education Foundation of Edward River Region for being nominated for the Edward River Council Community Group of the Year award! πŸ†

The winner be announced tomorrow at the Council's Australia Day awards ceremony. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 

We understand you have some tough competition but no matter what the result is, you can hold you heads high knowing you've done an incredible job supporting our youth in your area over the last 12 months! πŸ’ͺ

#countryeducationfoundation #cefedwardriver #regionalaustralia #makeitpossible #kickinitforeducationequality
We are excited to work with Principal Partner, @auctionsplus, to deliver an online charity auction that will support our inaugural 'Boot Bash' initiative in March! 🀩

It will run from Monday, 11th March 2024 to Friday, 15th March 2024 to line up with the Boot Bash, and we are calling on the public to donate items we can sell in the auction. πŸ“

Funds raised will help us kick ahead with our work and provide additional direct financial support to students we support in 2024 through our amazing network of volunteers and local foundations. πŸ’Έ

Read on here to find out more about the auction and how you can donate an item by clicking "blog" in our link in bio.

#CEFBootBash #kickinitforeducationequality #CEF #countryeducation #regionalaustralia #makeitpossible #charityauction
A group of Business students at @bonduniversity are taking a stand for regional education, selling laptop stands they have designed to fundraise for CEF! πŸ’»πŸ’°

Called 'Upstanding', the students are studying a Bachelor of Business, and will start marketing and selling the stands in the first semester this year.

To buy a laptop stand and help fundraise CEF search

You can check them out on their Instagram page too! πŸ‘‰ @upstandingco

Read more at our Linktree link in our bio under Blogs.

#cef #countryeducationfoundation #regionaleducation #university #charitypartner
πŸ“’We’re absolutely thrilled to kick off our inaugural CEF Boot Bash on Friday 15th March 2024! πŸ“’

We want to help rural and regional students give the cost of living crisis the boot. πŸ₯Ύ

Our goal is to raise additional funds for every CEF student in 2024 to help them kickstart their year – and we need your support! πŸ’°

Get your crew laced up on Friday 15th March by hosting your very own β€˜Boot Bash’ event with attendees wearing their favourite boots and raising much needed funds for regional youth to realise their potential. πŸ‘’

For more information go to CEF Boot Bash in our link in bio.

#CEFBootBash #kickinitforeducationequality #CEF #countryeducation #regionalaustralia #makeitpossible


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