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About Us

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund 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 transport or using it to meet 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.

The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year. Since the year 2000, the Fund has disbursed more than $61m and helped over 160,000 children and youth.

STSPMF disburses the funds to needy students through participating mainstream schools and disbursing agencies such as Youth Centres, Family Service Centres (FSCs), Special Education (SPED) schools, VWOs working with persons with disability, specialised schools, Children's Homes and PAVE.

STSPMF is a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
Read more about STSPMF at www.spmf.org.sg

Our Programmes

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund provides pocket money to students from primary school to post secondary level. The pocket money helps these students to focus better in school and worry less about where their next meal is going to come from.

A study conducted in 2009 and 2010 by the National University of Singapore Department of Social Work to gauge the impact of the pocket money on these children and youth indicated that they are likely to do better in school, be more active in co curricular activities and are less self conscious about not having money.

STSPMF disburses the funds to needy students through participating mainstream schools and disbursing agencies.

On 7 October 2016, STSPMF annnounced its partnership with MOE and all mainstream schools. Students from low-income families will be able to apply for the school pocket money fund through participating schools from 2017 onwards.
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  • Education
  • Social Service
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