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School Pocket Money Fund
 
02 Mar 2012
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund gives financial assistance to children from low-income families to help with their school-related expenses. Primary school pupils get $55 a month and secondary school students $90 a month. It is also broadening its reach and launching new programmes to help beneficiaries in their social and educational development.
02 Mar 2012
A WALK in which the 1,800 participants wore slippers raised more than $100,000 for three children's charities.
02 Mar 2012
KEEN cyclists are invited to join a charity ride later this month to raise money for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF).
02 Mar 2012
THE easy part was raising a grand sum of $592 through a holiday project.
10 Feb 2012
THE Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) has received the largest pledge of support in its 11-year history.
20 Jan 2012
THE Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund will be able to do even more to help needy children when it becomes a fully fledged charity in the new year.
20 Jan 2012
WE KILLED many trees this year to give The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) a new beginning. So many starts and stops. So many people involved. Setting up a charity - or in this case, converting a community project into a charity - is one hard slog.
21 Dec 2011
The show must go on, even for tweens and teens.

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