Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Application for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 2019

Dear Students (Sec 1 to Sec 3),

We are pleased to inform you that application for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 21 August 2018. This is for students who are continuing with their studies in SST for next year (2019).

The STSPMF is a community project initiated by The Straits Times, to provide pocket money to school-going children from low-income families. The children can use this money for school-related expenses such as a recess meal or their bus fares.

Eligibility Criteria
Students have to meet the following criteria:
  • Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR); and
  • Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller; and
  • Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/ month or less; and
  • Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream primary/secondary school/Junior College/ Centralised Institute (including specialised independent school); and
  • Is not concurrently receiving school pocket money or other similar monthly school pocket money schemes. Students receiving the MOE Independent School Bursary may apply. 
  • Has not been a STSPMF beneficiary for 24 months for the whole schooling years of primary and secondary school and 48 months for post-secondary school. 
For current beneficiaries who wish to apply for another year of school pocket money fund assistance, income documents are required to be submitted together with section six of the application form – Declaration form for further STSPMF assistance (applications for further STSPMF assistance through schools). The parent/legal guardian will also declare on the form if there are any changes as compared to their previous applications.

Students supported by the STSPMF will be able to receive $95 per month (secondary school students) for a maximum of 24 months (starting Jan 2019 onwards).

Application Procedures and Submission
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. Application forms are available from the SST General Office. You may also download the application form HERE. Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 21 August 2018. Successful applicants will be notified through the school in Jan 2019.