The well-being of young Southlanders is front and centre at Number 10

26 August, 2019

Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop director Candace Bangura and receptionist Emma in the reception area of the youth service.
Photo: Lisa-Maree Fleck

About the community group/organisation/individual 

Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop provides free health and social services for young people aged 10-24 years. 

Services include access to a doctor and nurse for health and mental health issues as well as one-on-one and group mentoring, youth activities and events, and assistance with social issues such as bullying, teen parenting and relationship concerns. 

What the grant went towards 

Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop received a grant of $4350 from the ILT Foundation towards a review of its mental health services for young people in the region. 

The ILT Foundation has been providing annual financial assistance to the organisation since 2007 amounting to $524,350 over that time to assist with operational costs.

Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop director Candace Bangura and ILT Foundation trustee Paddy O’Brien. Photo: Lisa-Maree Fleck

 What the grant means to the community group/organisation 

“The ILT Foundation has been a consistent supporter of Number 10, providing financial assistance for a variety of projects and programmes over the years,” Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop director Candace Bangura said. 

Funding from the Foundation currently supports staffing capacity to establish a fundraising strategy, implement volunteer programming, and pursue a collaborative mental health project.  

We’re so thankful for the ILT Foundation and its generous support of young people in Southland.