There’s no Australian schools program quite like the Energy Breakthrough. Your tax deductible donation today will to help us continue the work of impacting young Australian’s lives for the better into the future.

Tax Deductible donations for the Energy Breakthrough can now be made through the Country Education Partnership and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Your supports STEM education, helping students gain valuable skills, allows entry costs to remain low so that financial barriers do not prevent student participation, and ensures a safe, innovative, and inclusive experience in Maryborough, Victoria that inspires future generations of engineers and environmental stewards.

Together, we can drive innovation, education, and sustainability forward.  Donations can be one-off or ongoing. When making a donation via FRRR, please enter ‘Energy Breakthrough’ in the ‘Additional Comments’ field on the form.

What is the Energy Breakthrough?

Since 1991, the Energy Breakthrough has provided opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will represent an ‘energy breakthrough’.

Throughout the year, over 3,500 students from over 100 rural, regional, and metropolitan Melbourne schools —spanning the public, Catholic, and independent sectors— participate in preparing their entry. The teams then bring their creations to Maryborough in central Victoria each November to trial them in action.

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How does Tax Deductibility work with the Energy Breakthrough?

The Energy Breakthrough is a joint initiative of the Country Education Partnership (CEP) and the Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC).

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) (ABN 27 091 810 589) is a charitable foundation based on partnerships between philanthropy, community, government and business.

FRRR partners with Country Education Partnership (registered business name of Country Education Project Inc.) to assist in fundraising for charitable projects in line with FRRR’s purposes, through a Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account. Donations made into the FRRR Public Fund towards Country Education Project Inc. are tax deductible because of FRRR’s tax status.

When making a donation via FRRR, please enter ‘Energy Breakthrough’ in the ‘Additional Comments’ field on the form.

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