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Your generous donation will support young rural people with scholarships and programs that help them to learn, lead, connect and give back to their communities. This will create real and lasting change.

The Rural Foundation is recognised as a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Youthrive Victoria is the public face of The Rural Foundation. ABN 33 132 023 342

Youthrive Scholarship Giving Tree Campaign

We know scholarships for rural students are life changing as the cost of living is increasing. We also know there are many barriers that rural young people face when moving away from home to study and train. This is where your support can make a very real difference. 

This year we have the ambitious goal of doubling the number of scholarships to support even more young rural Victorians, helping them thrive at university or through vocational training. Since 2011 we have provided more than $2 million in scholarships directly impacting the lives of 156 young Victorians living in rural or regional areas. Their stories are testament to how these scholarships are transforming lives.

Invite your friends or colleagues to join in supporting university and vocational students through Crowdraiser, where you can form a team and keep updated on your fundraising goals! Download the supporter information card here

Your individual and group support will plant seeds of hope and turn dreams into a reality.


Support our University Scholarships

Your donation to this Scholarship Fund can help turn a young rural person’s dream of a career into reality.

Many young people in rural Victoria need to leave home to study at university. The cost and challenge of moving can create huge barriers to achieving their dreams.

Donations to the University Scholarships fund are tax deductible.

Support our Rural Chances Vocational Scholarships

Provide promising young people with vital financial assistance to realise their dream of completing a TAFE or Apprenticeship qualification.

Donations to the Rural Chances fund are tax deductible.

Support The Rural Youth Network

The Rural Youth Network (RYN) connects rural and regional Victorians aged 16-30 via our unique online platform ( and events across Victoria. RYN is a place to ask questions, build skills, develop networks and explore interests.

It expands social networks and provides access to useful resources and information about different opportunities and events across Victoria. Launched in 2021, the Rural Youth Network has connected with over 2500 young people via 19 events and 20 presentations in schools and communities. Your support will help us connect young rural and regional Victorians to opportunities, events, resources and more.

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

We warmly invite you to consider making a gift through your Will to The Rural Foundation to ensure we can continue to develop our young rural leaders and enrich our rural communities.


Click the link below for more information.

Read our RYN Supporter Prospectus

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