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Country Education Foundation - Student Support Overview

Country Education Foundation - Student Support Overview

23 October 2014

The Boyce culture is one of care, not just for our clients and our staff, but also for the communities in which we live and work. 

As a way of formalising our commitment to ensuring we make a positive contribution, we established the Boyce Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

The CSR program is driven by the Boyce team; all play a role in determining the direction of the program, the activities undertaken and the causes to support. This shared vision has enabled us to focus efforts in areas where we believe we can make a real and significant difference.

A central part of the Boyce CSR program is our partnership with the Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEFA). We have provided honorary accounting and advisory services to CEFA and some of its regional foundations since 2003. Many of our team also contribute to their local regional foundations via participation as committee members or donation of their time and skills to support fund raising activities like Goulburn’s “Art in the Woolshed” held in March 2014.

This wonderful organisation assists young people from rural and regional areas as they further their career and educational pursuits through the provision of financial assistance via a non academically based grant program. Grants awarded contribute to course or career related expenses including computers, text books and tools of trade. Committee members also mentor grant recipients. The support provided makes an important difference to the lives of young regional people.

CEFA have released their Student Support Overview which outlines the outstanding results from the 2014 financial year. During this period, 458 grants were made to school leavers in 40 communities across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory to the value of $601,700.

Since 1993 over $5 million in financial support has been provided to disadvantaged rural and regional students.  These figures are outstanding, particularly as CEFA is funded through the generous private and corporate philanthropy and receives no government grant funding.

We congratulate the Country Education Foundation on the wonderful contribution they make to our regional young people.

Download the PDF to read the full 2014 Student Support Overview here. 

 

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