Public Assistance Programme
Launched in 1985, our Public Assistance Programme provides the needy with Monthly Financial Assistance, in the form of cash grants and/or Monthly Food Rations, based on the needs of beneficiaries as assessed through home visits conducted every 6 months.
Both assistance schemes are targeted to support needy beneficiaries, by alleviating their financial constraints and meeting their basic needs for meals. We serve applicants who are referred by hospitals, family service centres, grassroots organisations and public agencies.
We serve 3 groups of needy people:
- Individuals who are financially constrained or unemployed due to old age, sickness or disability, but are not eligible for government financial assistance.
- Low-income families with young children and/or family members who are elderly, disabled, sick or have special needs.
- Families which are adversely affected by unexpected circumstances, such as loss of breadwinner, permanent disability, etc.
Monthly Financial Assistance
Our Monthly Financial Assistance scheme aims to provide monthly pocket allowance to needy students, who face special hardship circumstances and require regular financial assistance, to help them with daily expenses, such as meal and transport expenses.
Monthly Food Rations
This scheme involves the collection, packing and delivery of food items on monthly basis, to needy individuals and families with financial difficulties. A stringent procedure is in place to assess the financial profiles of applicants or referrals, thus ensuring that only needy clients benefit from the service.
Even in our affluent society today, there are many families and individuals who need your help for basic necessities that many of us take for granted. SBWS has been distributing food rations monthly to elderly seniors and families with financial difficulties, regardless of race or religion.