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School Pocket Money Fund
 
12 Jun 2012
A GIANT replica of The Float @ Marina Bay made entirely of Lego bricks is part of efforts to engage Singaporeans for the National Day celebrations this year.
29 May 2012
Mr Stephen Bird (at left of picture), chief executive of Citi Asia Pacific, and Mr Michael Zink, head of Asean and Citi country officer for Singapore, presenting a cheque of $100,000 to Mr Han Fook Kwang, trustee and chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, at Citi's 200th global anniversary and 110th anniversary in Singapore yesterday.
29 May 2012
Trans Eurokars celebrated its 20th anniversary and the launch of a new Mazda model, the CX-5, by donating $200,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) yesterday.
02 Apr 2012
AN EXERCISE programme that helps charity and a scheme to involve staff at all levels in strategic planning are among the ways two big local firms are engaging employees and giving back to society.
02 Apr 2012
JUST six years ago, Man Qi Ni, a 12-year-old native of Chongqing in China, spoke hardly a word of English.
02 Apr 2012
TO GIVE children from low-income families a leg-up beyond financial support, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) has launched a programme to boost their English skills.
14 Mar 2012
CHILDAID, the annual fund-raising concert, will be staged at the end of the year at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Grand Theater, which makes it the largest-scale show in the concert's eight-year history.
02 Mar 2012
Water birds such as the grey heron and the white-throated kingfisher caught the eye of Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean when he took a stroll along the Sungei Serangoon park connector yesterday.

About the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund

The Straits Times School Pocket Money started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times that provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for their bus fares or using it to meet their other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents, who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.

In its first 10 years, it raised more than $44million and helped more than 85,000 cases.

As it grew in size and helped more beneficiaries, it realised it had potential to do more beyond just giving pocket money.

It was officially established as a Trust on Oct 20, 2010 with a Board of Trustees and was granted charity status on Nov 14, 2011 with Institution of A Public Character (IPC) status effective from Jan 1, 2012.

Since its inception as a community project to its transition to a full-fledged charity, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund has been working closely with its strategic partner, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which disburses the pocket money to beneficiaries through its network of family service centres, special schools and children's homes. As at Jan 2012 38 family service centres, two agencies providing single parent family services, 18 special schools/ disability VWOs, six children's homes and the Assumption Pathway School are commissioned as disbursing agencies.

Contact

For more information, please contact the School Pocket Money Fund directly.

Tel: 6319-2121

Email: emailus@spmf.org.sg

Website: www.stschoolpocketmoneyfund.org.sg