Fund Categories

Special Funds have been established to assist youth in particular fields, many are listed here:

Accounting, Commerce & Business

  • Keith Goodwin Memorial Fund
  • George Welch Memorial Fund

Creative, Music & Performing Arts Scholarships

  • Jacquline Louise Tong Memorial Fund
  • Xavier Herbert Memorial Fund
  • The Hon. Stanley Jones QC AO Testimonial Fund
  • The Hon. Keith De Lacy Testimonial Fund
  • Wilma Mason Performing Arts Fund: Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod Participants
  • Olive Vlasoff Memorial Fund: Dance
  • Cairns Ballet & Dance Scholarship: Winner of the Cairns & District Eisteddfod

Disadvantaged Special Children

  • Gordon Earl MBE Memorial Fund: To assist youth with a disability with University or Equipment
  • Charles & Philippa Woodward Fund: To assist youth and children who are affected by cancer

Education - Primary & Secondary

  • Michael & Thelma Bryan Testimonial Fund

Hospitality / Tourism Industry

  • Ronald E Davis AM Testimonial Fund
  • TNQ Tourism Youth Assistance Fund


  • Laurie Farrelly OAM Memorial Fund
  • Norman Brown Memorial Fund
  • Terry Newman OAM Youth Assistance Fund

Marine Science

  • Vincent Vlasoff MBE Memorial Fund
  • Blake Hayles Fund

Medicine, Pharmacy & Nursing

  • Peter G. Cominos O.A.M Past Presidents Fund
  • Dr Graham Cossins Testimonial Fund
  • Dr Alf Ottone Memorial Fund


  • Alan Hudson Testimonial Fund
  • Arthur Keller MBE Memorial Fund: Gymnastics or Track & Field
  • Jack Seary Memorial Fund
  • John P Cleland Memorial Fund: Junior Cricket & Performing Arts
  • Kevin Crathern Memorial Fund: AFL
  • Lionel Williamson Testimonial Fund: Track & Field or Rugby League
  • Max Gorman Memorial Fund

STEM Studies

  • Runaboard Fund: Russel Board & Narelle Ivers

Community Projects

  • Project Booyah

General Purpose Funds

  • Arthur Leinster OAM Memorial Fund
  • Neil (Bill) Mills PSM Fund
  • Cairns Regional Council Fund
  • Cairns Trinity Rotary Club Fund
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Fund
  • Colin Guy Memorial Fund
  • Don Watson OBE Memorial Fund: Mossman
  • Frank and Marion Rick and the Rick Family Fund: Mission Beach
  • George Chapman AO Past Presidents Fund
  • George E. Watkins Memorial Fund
  • Graham Luxton Memorial Fund
  • Herb Layt & Family Testimonial Fund
  • Horrie Kennedy Memorial Fund
  • Howard Kennedy BME Memorial Fund: Babinda
  • Ivan Wilkinson OAM, DFC Memorial Fund: Atherton Tablelands
  • Jack Keily OAM Testimonial Fund
  • James Patrick (Tip) Byrne Memorial Fund
  • Jim Nimmo Memorial Fund
  • Joe Camuglia Memorial Fund: Innisfail
  • John Anich OAM Testimonial Fund: Mossman
  • The Kamsler Families Fund: Torres Strait
  • Ken & Erica Harris Testimonial Fund
  • Loftus & Jane Harris Testimonial Fund
  • Martin Tenni OAM Testimonial Fund: Barron River
  • Mick Borzi AM, OBE Testimonial Fund: Mareeba
  • Maunsell and Stallman Testimonial Fund
  • Oralene Glendinning Memorial Fund: Raveshoe
  • Pat Turner Memorial Fund: Tully
  • Percival (Percy) Henry Koppen Memorial Fund
  • Peggy Watson Memorial Fund: Mossman
  • Ray Jones Memorial Fund
  • Robert Rossi Memorial Fund: Gordonvale
  • Ron Ireland OAM Past Presidents Fund
  • Rotary Club of Cairns Youth Assistance Fund
  • Sam Galeano Bursary Fund: Tully
  • Sid Faithfull Testimonial Fund
  • Simon De Luca Bursary Fund: Tully
  • Simon De Luca Scholarship Fund: Tully
  • Stan Collins OBE Memorial Fund: Rural Regions
  • Stan Mackay Scholarship Fund: Tully
  • Stan Mackay Youth Assistance Fund: Tully
  • Ted Elliott OAM Memorial Fund
  • Terry Boland Memorial Fund
  • Tom Pyne AO Memorial Fund

The FNQ Youth Assistance Fund has truly changed my life and opened opportunities to study that may not have been available beforehand. Since my Father passed away my family always struggled with financial matters. My mother had to provide for her 6 children - all at different stages in their education journey; my stage of the education journey had me moving away from home to study Medicine at James Cook University, Townsville. This would not have been a reality if I had not been graced with receiving the generous financial aid over my university years from the FNQ Youth Assistance Fund. Jason-Van Nguyen - Silkwood

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