Hastings Education Fund

Updated: Aug 8

The Hastings Education Fund was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocational aspirations.


Hastings Education Fund recognises that the cost of regional students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive.


This year's HEF Student grant recipients
This year's HEF Student grant recipients

With this in mind, the Hastings Education Fund raises funds throughout the year and accepts donations from local residents and businesses in order to provide financial grants to students who need an extra helping hand.

The funds come directly from your local community – none of it is government funded – celebrating the aspirations of local youth and working to help them achieve these aspirations.

It’s their way of saying “we believe in you and want to support your goals.”



VISION

Vibrant and thriving rural and regional communities where youth of any background or ability can access the services and resources they need in order to fulfill their personal potential and contribute fully to the communities in which they live and the broader society.



MISSION

To promote and enable the further education, career and personal development opportunities for rural youth, through community-based encouragement and financial assistance. To help close the participation gap which exists between country and city students.



HEF Chair Jim O'Brien pictured with major HEF sponsors Kaye & John Burman, Leslie Williams MP and Hastings Secondary College Principal Meaghan Cook.

HEF Chair Jim O'Brien pictured with major HEF sponsors Kaye & John Burman,

Leslie Williams MP and Hastings Secondary College Principal Meaghan Cook.



Matthew McCarron CEO of major HEF sponsor Lewis Land Group/Sovereign Hills pictured with HEF Chair Jim O'Brien

Matthew McCarron CEO of major HEF sponsor Lewis Land Group/Sovereign Hills

pictured with HEF Chair Jim O'Brien