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COVID-19 Community Crisis Funding

COVID-19 Community Crisis Funding

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

Since then, the Fund has assisted thousands of 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.

Today the Far North Queensland Community is facing an unprecedented crisis due to COVID-19. In response, the Fund has quickly formed an emergency Community Crisis Fund to assist families and youths through this difficult time.

The aim of the 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.

All Funds raised in the COVID-19 appeal will go towards the purchase of vouchers to offer immediate access to food and prescription medicine for those in crisis. 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.

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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