Application for Straits Time School Pocket Money Fund 2019 (Sec 1 Students Only)

Dear Sec 1 Students,

We are pleased to inform you that applications for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) is open from now till 18 February 2019.   This application exercise is for Sec 1 students only.  

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:
a. Student is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR); and
b. Family is living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller; and
c. Family has a Gross per capita income (PCI) of $625/ month or less; and
d. Student is receiving full-time formal education at a mainstream secondary school (including Independent School); and
e. Is not concurrently receiving school pocket money or other similar monthly school pocket money schemes. Students receiving the MOE Independent School Bursary may apply.  
f.  Is currently *NOT receiving STSPMF and 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. [Note: *This does not refer to students who are currently receiving the fund through your school and wish to continue receiving the fund, subject to their eligibility].

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

Application Procedures and Submission 
Students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply.  Application forms can be downloaded HERE. (For Annex B - Income Declaration Form.)  Completed application forms, together with the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted to the SST General Office by 18 February 2019.  Successful applicants will be notified through the school in May 2019.