Support of Local Funders Invaluable

By PSS | Posted: Wednesday April 4, 2018

The Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), ILT Foundation and Community Trust of Southland have continued to show their support of Presbyterian Support Southland, all re-committing financial support to the organisation for the next year.

The ILT Foundation will commit $115,000 and the ILT $25,000 to PSS which will support Family Works’ Dedicated Intake Service (DIS), the Parenting Programme and a Social Worker position.

The Community Trust of Southland has also re-committed $120,000 in funding for the next year to assist with our Family Works and SupportLink services.

PSS Marketing and Communications Manager Shelley Erskine said the continued funding made an immeasurable difference in enabling the organisation to support so many Southland families in need.

“Family Works supports families who are facing challenging times, and demand for the services offered within the agency continues to be exceptionally high,” she said.

“The support provided by local funders is not only a credit to the excellent work Family Works is doing in the community, but is invaluable in terms of enabling staff to do the work that they do. The funding is very much a valued contribution and impacts positively on families we work alongside.”

In the 2016-2017 year Family Works worked alongside 1223 families through a range of services, programmes and initiatives.

“The support of local funders means a lot to PSS, we are very grateful and really appreciate not only their financial assistance, but their continued acknowledgement that what we are doing is making a difference in the lives of Southlanders,” Ms Erskine said.  

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