FNQ Youth Assistance Fund

The Fund was established in 1972 to assist disadvantaged Far North Queensland children and youth in their education, sporting and cultural activities. Established in 1972 to assist disadvantaged Far North Queensland children and youth the Fund can provide grants for nominated youth up to 24 years of age to support, promote and encourage their artistic, educational or sporting potential. Students may re-apply each year up to 24 years of age. Assistance may be given by way of financial support for: Uniforms, School supplies/equipment/books, and Excursions.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Length of Scholarship: One Academic Year

Number Available: 20+

Opening Date: 01 January 2018

Closing Date: 31 December 2018

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; 2nd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
EthnicityAboriginal; South Sea Islander; Torres Strait Islander
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

Whilst we would like to be able to assist all FNQ disadvantaged youth with their educational, artistic or sporting pursuits, we have a limited pool of funds available and as such need to apply the following limitations and terms and conditions.

  • Applicants parents must reside in our region; Cardwell north to Thursday Island and west to Normanton.
  • Applicants up to 24 years of age. Students may re-apply each year.
  • Students must declare any income (if they receive a youth allowance, Austudy, Abstudy or have part-time work) and provide documentation to prove such.
  • Applicants must show proof of both parents income. Applicants must advise who is providing financial support to them. The above information is confidential and shredded once the application has been assessed.
  • Applicants must attach references from Teachers, School Principal, Lecturers or Coaches to support their application.
  • If applying to attend 1st year studies, the applicant must show year 12 results and OP score.
  • The applicant must show proof of university results if already attending university.
  • Tertiary scholarships are available, however we DO NOT assist with HECS fees.
  • All fund recipients are required to provide a feedback report as to how the funds were utilised within six months of receiving the funds. Any further communication and/or photos are also greatly appreciated and may be used by the Fund for promotional purposes.
  • Applications will not be returned to Applicants. We reserve the right to delete/destroy part or all of applications received a reasonable time after the assessment period to which the application applies. This will be done to ensure privacy and confidentiality.
  • Funds must be spent on the agreed project, event or activity. Any unspent funds are to be returned to the FNQ Youth Assistance Fund within the financial year they were granted.
  • The Applicant will provide a statement of expenditure upon completion of the project, activity or event.
  • The Applicant must acknowledge the funding provided by the FNQ Youth Assistance Fund in any media coverage or promotional activities related to the project, activity or event for which the funding has been received.
  • Provide the Fund with a copy of any documentation produced as a result of the project, event or activity

Applications for assistance can be lodged with our Fund throughout the year for individual assessment.

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Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund