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If you are in crisis or know of a family or youth who need assistance to buy food or medicine, you can apply for support here.

The aim of the FNQ Youth Assistance Fund COVID-19 Community Crisis Fund is to provide food and medical vouchers to disadvantaged youths, up to 24 years of age, or families in crisis, suffering severe acute financial duress due to loss of job and income directly resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be eligible to apply, you must reside in the Far North Queensland region, from a line extending from Cardwell, West to the Queensland border, and all the area north to the Torres Strait Islands. The Fund will endeavour to assist all eligible applicants.

There is no defined list for applications. The needs of each application are considered on a case by case basis. To provide a rapid response we will facilitate e-vouchers or direct payments to ensure funding recipients are able to access food and medicine from supermarkets and pharmacies in their region. Locally, Piccones Supa IGA and Alive Pharmacy have already put their hands up to come onboard.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the FNQYAF office on (07 4051 6590) or via email and we will endeavour to help.

We are calling for support to help FNQ’s disadvantaged youth in a time of crisis. We ask the community to dig deep, if possible, given we are all currently facing some uncertainty. FNQYAF President, Richard Ireland

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