$3m funding for family life education

Some $3 million has been set aside for use over three years, for family life education programmes in the community.

This was announced by Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing at the sidelines of his visit to the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) @ Redhill on Saturday.

The FamilyMatters@Community scheme will be expanded and co-fund 80 per cent of approved programmes, up to $600 per hour but capped at four hours.

Funding guidelines will also be more flexible, with funding extended to hands-on and interactive activities, instead of mainly talks and workshops, as well as programmes for singles.

The scheme is part of the Family Matters! initiative by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

It was announced in Parliament earlier this month that $40 million has been set aside over the next three years to cultivate a pro-family environment, through platforms such as schools and companies.