The NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS)
Twenty10 is funded by DoCS under the Supported Accommodation and Assistance Program (SAAP). Our SAAP funding allows us to provide case-management support, assistance and medium-term accommodation to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
You can find more about what SAAP is by visiting their website.
Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA)
Twenty10 is funded by FAHCSIA as a Reconnect Service. Reconnect is all about providing early intervention support to young people (under 18 years) and families to help prevent homelessness. With Reconnect funding we are able to provide services that help young people and their families create a bit of stability in their lives. We also provide training to regional services in New South Wales in how to best provide services to GLBT young people.
More information on Reconnect programs, including details of your closest Reconnect service, can be found at the FAHCSIA website.
The Aurora Group: A Ruby Foundation
The Aurora Group raises money for gay, lesbian and transgender community projects through events of celebration. Aurora, on behalf of their donors, have been generous supporters of Twenty10 since 2000. The funds they contribute support our group programs and special projects.
Visit their website and be sure not to miss their next fabulous event!
City of Sydney
City of Sydney have supported many Twenty10 projects over the years. Most recently they have been the major supporters of our Mardi Gras Youth Festival. In the past City of Sydney has also supported our work with young people in regards to safety around the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Local government support for Twenty10 is very important to us, as it is a way to improve the participation of GLBT young people in local communities.
To find out more about community services and cultural events within the City of Sydney, visit their website.
Virgin Unite is the Foundation in which all the different Virgin companies come together to support and work with community partners in addressing tough challenges and social problems.
Twenty10 is one of the community partners of Virgin Unite Australia. Virgin Unite has helped s build a beneficial relationship with Virgin Mobile. Through Virgin Unite we also were able to work with some of the best Brand and Marketing experts to develop our new branding, logo and communication strategies.
You can find out more about Virgin Unite and their community partners by visiting their website.
As part of our Virgin Unite partnership, we have built a close relationship with Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile have provided us with mobile phones and SIM cards with credit to give to any of our young clients who would have trouble keeping in touch with us. Virgin Mobile also provide us with all our staff mobile phones, which saves us a lot of money that can be spent on program costs. The wonderful staff at Virgin Mobile also help out with hamper collections and other activities throughout the year.
You can find out more about Virgin Mobile by visiting their website.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association
Funds contributed by SGLBA have supported our group programs to improve social networking among GLBT young people. SGLBA Website.
Twenty10 is a participant in the Gay and Lesbian Liaison at Marrickville Committee, a consultative committee to Council. Marrickville Council has also funded various projects from outreach work to festival stalls. Council website.
Slide Bar and Restaurant
Slide is the venue for our signature event, Claire's Kitchen. Slide's Chef and Manager, Marc Kuzma (aka Claire de Lune) hosts a group of young people at the restaurant to learn about the restaurant trade and share stories. That night they all present a meal that they have prepared to a restaurant full of Twenty10 supporters. Slide website.
Same Same is a national website for the GLBT community that has the latest news and events for our community. Same Same are our Online Media Partners for the 2009 Mardi Gras Youth Festival. Same Same website.
MCC - Metropolitan Community Church
The Metropolitan Community Church Sydney is a local church whose primary mission is to the GLBT community. MCC supports Twenty10 each year in our annual Christmas appeal. Through the efforts of volunteers from the church and the generous congregation we collect goods for hampers as well as gifts for our young clients. Without MCC, Christmas would be an isolating time for a lot of our young people.
To find out more information about MCC, visit their website.