To foster the further education, career and
personal development opportunities of young
people in the Upper Hunter, through community
based encouragement and financial assistance.
A steering committee was established for an Upper Hunter Education Fund in 2007 and then, having evaluated the needs and means of providing for those needs, the Upper Hunter Education Fund Incorporated (UHEF) was established in April.
The committee includes people from Muswellbrook, Denman and Scone regions thus providing an appropriate and representative geographical reflection for the whole of the Upper Hunter region.
The Committee contains people from a broad cross-section of the community including education, insurance, agricultural, hospitality, wine industry, legal and mining.
UHEF has developed its own model for candidate identification, selection and management systems drawing on the experience of the past 9 years.
Our financial management is undertaken by the Committee through the Treasurer, Ms Fiona Webber.  The accounts for the organization are reviewed and prepared each year by an independent accountant who is a registered auditor. 
UHEF is a fully independent and "grass roots" locally run and locally controlled organization.   When you support UHEF your support is all captured in the local area.