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School Pocket Money Fund
 
21 Dec 2011
SINGAPORE Press Holdings chairman Lee Boon Yang and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong presenting Natalie Chew, 10, and Nurin Syahmina, 11, with a cheque for $1.88 million, the amount raised by this year's ChildAid concert.
21 Dec 2011
MEDIA company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has donated more than $3 million and helped raise over $6 million for the community this year.
21 Dec 2011
SEVENTY men and women, along with a couple of champion strongmen, will do some heavy lifting for a charitable cause this weekend.
21 Dec 2011
IN THE face of emerging economies like China and Brazil becoming oil producers and oil hubs, Singapore can continue to stay relevant to the energy industry by keeping its economy growing and building up itself as a financial, logistics and trading hub, said Mr Lee Kuan Yew last night.
21 Dec 2011
FORMER naval officer Terence Quek wants you to put on a pair of slippers and walk 3km with him.
07 Dec 2011
Feel the icy chill of the White Witch's throne, the weight of a heavy suit of armour and watch how a catapult is used to launch a huge boulder in a battle.
07 Dec 2011
It will be their first time performing in front of more than 4,000 people but sisters Claire and Cheryl Heng are not fazed. 'We are very excited and not nervous,' says Cheryl, nine, a pupil at Eunos Primary School.
19 Nov 2011
For the third year running, a group of golfers who play together regularly turned one of their monthly games into a fund-raising event for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

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