Fund supports 10,000 children

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) supports over 10,000 children and youth a year.

Since 2000, SPMF has disbursed more than $40 million and helped over 128,000 children and youth.

SPMF works with the National Council of Social Service to disburse pocket money through its network of family service centres, special schools and children's homes.

The amount per student is determined through regular reviews, social workers' feedback, food prices in school tuckshops and inflation.

So far, about $2,598,000 in donations has been collected this year. Donations are channelled primarily for disbursement of school pocket money to children from low-income families.

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