The Fund was established in 1972 to assist disadvantaged Far North Queensland children and youth in their education, sporting and cultural activities.

The Fund, since its inauguration, has assisted thousands of our local youth achieve higher education, represent their region and state in sport and advance their cultural ambitions, where their financial situation would not have allowed them to do so.

Testimonial Funds, like Herb’s, along with Memorial Funds, are established by individuals and families. The fund monies are invested and the earnings are given to our worthy youth. Personal and Family Funds are perpetual.

The far northern community will be reminded annually of the generosity of all the donors’ funds.

At Herb’s request, The Herb Layt and Family Fund’s earnings will be used to assist local youth with educational scholarships. We thank Herb and his Family for their generosity.

If anyone would like to discuss the possibility of establishing his or her own fund, please contact our FNQYAF office
(07 4051 6590) and a member of the management committee will be happy to have a confidential discussion.

Piccones Supa IGA (Edmonton & Pease St) supports the FNQYAF
This family owned and local business, truly support the community. So when you make your next qualifying purchase at Piccones you can nominate the Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund number 5094 and the fund will receive financial support from the Piccones Community Benefit Fund. Help spread the word and support your Local Community to “Give Where You Live”.

Year 12 students enquire now about tertiary education scholarships
FNQ Youth Assistance Fund can assist with schorlarships for those commencing their tertiary studies in 2017. The schorlarship applications are assessed by a "merit and means test" process and are provided to assist youth to achieve goals in their chosen field.
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We also now have Facebook!

The Alumni Group is achieved by going into the Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund's Facebook page and liking it (or using the Like button at the end of this page). Then click on Alumni Registration to complete form.

Alumni Group includes:
- Past recipients of awards, scholarships, assistance and bursaries
- Those and their immediate families honoured by Testimonial / Memorial / Family Funds.
- Financial Members of the FNQYAF Inc.


Scholarship Presentations

Our Annual Scholarship Presentations will be held on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at the Cairns Regional Council function rooms. Commences at 9.30am and concludes at 12pm. Scholarships are presented to eligible applicants who meet our criteria. Each case is assessed individually by the Management Committee.


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